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  • http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/E-mail/Spam/Preventing/Temporary_Addresses/
  • www.scambusters.org http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/
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    • 1. Internet Safety : Tips, Tools, Tricks Brian Smith McCallum eResources Librarian www.ahml.info [email_address] 847.506.2658
    • 2. Outline <ul><li>Protecting Yourself Online </li></ul><ul><li>-Online Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>-Unsolicited email/SPAM </li></ul><ul><li>-Phishing </li></ul><ul><li>-Identity Theft </li></ul><ul><li>-Anonymous Browsing </li></ul><ul><li>-Social Networking Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting Your Computer </li></ul><ul><li>-AntiVirus Software </li></ul><ul><li>-Firewalls </li></ul><ul><li>-Adware and Spyware Blockers </li></ul>
    • 3. Protect Yourself Online <ul><li>Online Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Unsolicited email/SPAM </li></ul><ul><li>Phishing </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Theft </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous Browsing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Tips </li></ul>
    • 4. Safe Shopping Resources <ul><li>Safe Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>www.safeshopping.org </li></ul><ul><li>Better Business Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>www.bbb.org </li></ul><ul><li>Library Business Databases (e.g., ReferenceUSA) </li></ul><ul><li>www.ahml.info/find_information/fed.asp </li></ul>
    • 5. Safe Shopping Tips <ul><li>Look for padlock symbol in your browser </li></ul><ul><li>Look for https in web address </li></ul><ul><li>Look for TrustE logo </li></ul><ul><li>Buy from trusted “bricks and mortar” companies </li></ul>
    • 6. Emails: Beware of Phishing ! <ul><li>Be suspicious of urgent emails requesting financial information </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use links in email </li></ul><ul><li>Type URLs/Web addresses into web browser </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t enter personal information in pop up forms </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up the phone and call to verify! </li></ul>
    • 7. Designate A “Junk Email” Account <ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>http://mail.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Mail </li></ul><ul><li>http://mail.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Hotmail </li></ul><ul><li>www.hotmail.com </li></ul>
    • 8. Disposable Email Addresses
    • 9. Get Off Email Lists <ul><li>DMA Choice </li></ul><ul><li>www.dmachoice.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Junkbusters </li></ul><ul><li>www.junkbusters.com </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy Rights </li></ul><ul><li>www.privacyrights.org </li></ul>
    • 10. Handle SPAM! <ul><li>Federal Trade Commission </li></ul><ul><li>www.ftc.gov /spam/ </li></ul><ul><li>Forward unwanted email to [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>FTC Complaint Form </li></ul><ul><li>www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov / </li></ul>
    • 11. Identity Theft <ul><li>Identity Theft Resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.privacyrights.org/identity.htm </li></ul><ul><li>ID Theft Help: FTC </li></ul><ul><li>www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft / </li></ul><ul><li>ID Theft Help: Department of Justice </li></ul><ul><li>www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html </li></ul>
    • 12. Monitor Your Credit Report! <ul><li>Annual Credit Report </li></ul><ul><li>www.annualcreditreport.com </li></ul><ul><li>Equifax </li></ul><ul><li>www.equifax.com </li></ul><ul><li>TransUnion </li></ul><ul><li>www.transunion.com </li></ul><ul><li>Experian </li></ul><ul><li>www.experian.com </li></ul>
    • 13. Anonymous Browsing Tools <ul><li>BugMeNot </li></ul><ul><li>Proxify </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymizer </li></ul><ul><li>TOR </li></ul>
    • 14. Social Networking Tips <ul><li>Do not disclose your birthdate </li></ul><ul><li>Do not disclose your SS# </li></ul><ul><li>Do not disclose financial information </li></ul><ul><li>Do not disclose full name </li></ul><ul><li>Do not feel obliged to accept all “friend requests” </li></ul>
    • 15. Protect Your Computer <ul><li>AntiVirus Software </li></ul><ul><li>Firewalls </li></ul><ul><li>Adware and Spyware Blockers </li></ul>
    • 16. Symantec
    • 17. McAfee
    • 18. ZoneAlarm
    • 19. Ad Aware
    • 20. Essential Resources <ul><li>CNET </li></ul><ul><li>http://reviews.cnet.com </li></ul><ul><li>PC World </li></ul><ul><li>www.pcworld.com </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Reports </li></ul><ul><li>(Library has print subscription!) </li></ul>
    • 21. Essential Resources (Cont.) <ul><li>PC Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pcmag.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Links </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/cbriansmith/internetsafety </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Slides </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net/cbriansmith/slideshows </li></ul>
    • 22. Understand Technology Jargon <ul><li>Webopedia </li></ul><ul><li>www.webopedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Whatis.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.whatis.com </li></ul><ul><li>TechEncyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>www.techencyclopedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul>
    • 23. Google as Technology Dictionary <ul><li>Examples . . . </li></ul><ul><li>define:phishing </li></ul><ul><li>define:malware </li></ul><ul><li>define:cookie </li></ul><ul><li>define:firewall </li></ul>
    • 24. Bonus! Snopes

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