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Lesson2 removing opportunities

  1. 1. Information Security<br />Lesson 2<br />Removing potential<br />Theft opportunities<br />
  2. 2. Protect your Social<br />Security Number<br />Don’t carry it around<br />Don’t write it on your checks<br />Only give it out when Absolutely necessary<br />
  3. 3. Questions to ask<br /><ul><li>Why do you need my social security number?
  4. 4. How will my social security number be used?
  5. 5. How will you protect my social security number from being stolen?
  6. 6. what will happen if I don’t give you my Social Security Number?</li></li></ul><li>Shred your trash<br /><ul><li> charge receipts
  7. 7. credit applications
  8. 8. Checks and bank statements
  9. 9. Expired charge cards
  10. 10. Credit offers</li></li></ul><li>Avoid phishing scams<br />Email<br />Pop-up<br />Text<br />
  11. 11. Avoid phishing scams<br />Achtung!<br />Do not respond to emails requesting private information - even if they look legitimate<br />Never, never click on a pop-window - ever!<br />If you don’t know the person sending you the text delete it!<br />Legitimate companies never ask for personal information or passwords via email, text, or through pop-ups<br />
  12. 12. Phone scams<br />Talk to family members prior to acting<br />Never give out passwords or personal information over the phone<br />Legitimate companies will never ask for passwords or personal information over the phone<br />Ask for a phone number to call back<br />
  13. 13. Buying on the Net<br /><ul><li> Find out what other shoppers are saying – </li></ul>Epinions.com / bizrate.com<br /><ul><li> look for third-party seals of approval</li></li></ul><li>Buying on the Net<br /><ul><li> Look for signs that the website protects your data
  14. 14. Install a filter which will warn you of suspicious websites</li></li></ul><li>passwords<br /><ul><li> Credit Cards
  15. 15. bank accounts
  16. 16. Cell phones</li></li></ul><li>Password tips<br />Avoid using:<br /><ul><li> mother’s maiden name
  17. 17. your birth date
  18. 18. last four of social security number
  19. 19. phone number
  20. 20. series of consecutive numbers or letters
  21. 21. single word that appears in a dictionary</li></li></ul><li>Password tips<br />combinations:<br /><ul><li> letters – upper and lower case
  22. 22. numbers
  23. 23. special characters </li></ul>Strong passwords:<br />Yc24Ga#Wqsm!<br />mPbA2*!_Ve423<br />(avoid using “$”) <br />
  24. 24. Storing information<br />Keep your personal information in a safe place<br />Share your personal information only with those family members who have a legitimate need for it<br />Keep your purse or wallet in a safe place<br />
  25. 25. Lesson 3<br />Protecting information<br />On your computer<br />

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