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