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Watch Your Back: Let’s Talk Web Safety and Personal Identity Theft


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Jennifer Brooks and Rodney Sabrsula break down Personal Web Safety in this presentation. They'll review Password Security, Virus Scanners and more! This is need-to-know information to guard your identity online.

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Watch Your Back: Let’s Talk Web Safety and Personal Identity Theft

  1. 1. WATCH YOUR BACK Let’s Talk Web Safety and Personal Identity Theft
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Password Security </li></ul><ul><li>Email Security </li></ul><ul><li>Virus Scanners </li></ul><ul><li>Social Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Home/Wireless Security </li></ul>
  4. 4. Best Practices <ul><li>Writing down passwords </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you must, store securely, and destroy when no longer needed </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Best Practices <ul><li>NEVER share passwords </li></ul>
  6. 6. Best Practices <ul><li>Use different passwords for every account </li></ul>
  7. 7. Best Practices <ul><li>Change immediately if a password is compromised </li></ul>
  8. 8. Best Practices <ul><li>Be careful about storing on your computer </li></ul>
  9. 9. Best Practices <ul><li>Always use strong passwords </li></ul>
  10. 10. Strong Passwords <ul><li>A strong password: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should be at least 7 characters long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not contain a complete dictionary word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is significantly different from previous passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Incremental (password 1, password 2…) are not strong </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contains uppercase, lowercase, numerical, and at least one special character </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Common Password
  12. 12. Common Password Themes <ul><li>Children’s Names </li></ul><ul><li>Birthdates </li></ul><ul><li>Spouse’s Name </li></ul><ul><li>Religious </li></ul><ul><li>Username </li></ul><ul><li>Pet’s Name </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Team </li></ul>
  14. 14. Email Spoofing <ul><li>Reading email headers </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing Spoofed emails </li></ul>
  15. 15. Top 10 Spam Subject Lines <ul><li>You’ve received a greeting ecard </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization Webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Masters degree with no efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Career Advancement Opportunities – July of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar: Think Big: Create Efficiencies With an Enterprise-Wide </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Profit job from home </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Certification: Increase Productivity with Superior Organizational Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Certification: Gain Credibility by Maximizing Your Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>you can wear tag heuer watch now; </li></ul><ul><li>you can wear cartier watch now </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul>
  16. 16. Do Not Download These Types of Files Source: File Extension Description File Extension Description ADE Microsoft Access Project Extension MDB Microsoft Access Application ADP Microsoft Access Project MDE Microsoft Access MDE Database BAS Visual Basic® Class Module MSC Microsoft Common Console Document BAT Batch File MSI Windows Installer Package CHM Compiled HTML Help File MSP Windows Installer Patch CMD Windows NT® Command Scrip MST Visual Test Source File COM MS-DOS® Application PCD Photo CD Image CPL Control Panel Extension PIF Shortcut to MS-DOS Program CRT Security Certificate REG Registration Entries EXE Application SCR Screen Saver HLP Windows® Help File SCT Windows Script Component HTA HTML Applications SHS Shell Scrap Object INF Setup Information File URL Internet Shortcut (Uniform Resource Locator) INS Internet Communication Settings VB VBScript File ISP Internet Communication Settings VBE VBScript Encoded Script File JS JScript® File VBS VBScript Script File JSE JScript Encoded Script File WSC Windows Script Component LNK Shortcut WSF Windows Script File WSH Windows Scripting Host Settings File
  17. 17. Safe File Extensions for Email Downloads Source: File Extension Description GIF Picture - Graphics Interchange Format (ConmuServe) JPG or JPEG Picture - Joint Photographic Expert Group TIF or TIFF Picture - Tagged Image File Format (Adobe) MPG or MPEG Movie - Motion Picture Expert Group MP3 Sound – MPEG compressed audio WAV Sound – Audio (Microsoft)
  19. 19. AVG Free Get a free virus scanner at: Hint: Don’t install the tool bar!
  20. 20. Current Virus Threats <ul><li>Change Daily </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled Signature Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of Latest Threat and Severity </li></ul>
  21. 21. What to do with a Virus <ul><li>Isolate </li></ul><ul><li>Cure </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Source </li></ul>
  23. 23. Phone Calls <ul><li>Know who you’re talking to </li></ul><ul><li>Provide no confidential data </li></ul><ul><li>Call them back </li></ul>
  24. 24. Phishing <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details to “catch” financial information and passwords. </li></ul></ul>Source:
  25. 25. Top 10 Phishing Scams <ul><li>security alert! </li></ul><ul><li>account notification! </li></ul><ul><li>account notification </li></ul><ul><li>please confirm your data! </li></ul><ul><li>Chase Bank: online banking notification </li></ul><ul><li>Chase Bank: necessary to be read! </li></ul><ul><li>Chase Bank: important notice </li></ul><ul><li>Chase Bank: important security notice </li></ul><ul><li>Chase Bank: account secure confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Chase Bank customer service: security alert </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul>
  26. 26. Top Brands Exploited by Phishing Scams
  27. 27. Flash Drive Example <ul><li>USB Flash Drives Pose Security Risk </li></ul>
  29. 29. Set-Up <ul><li>You may be at risk by default </li></ul><ul><li>Create a strong administrative password </li></ul><ul><li>Do not share your connection </li></ul>
  30. 30. Password/Encryption <ul><li>The key to your data </li></ul><ul><li>Lock them away physically and electronically </li></ul>
  31. 31. Definition: Firewall <ul><li>A firewall is a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting authorized communications. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Definition: IP Address <ul><li>Internet Protocol ( IP ) address - a numerical label that is assigned to devices participating in a computer network utilizing the Internet Protocol for communication between its devices. </li></ul>
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  34. 34. RODNEY SABRSULA Schipul <ul><li>Personal Brand: rsabrsula </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul>
  35. 35. JENNIFER BROOKS Schipul <ul><li>Personal Brand: jbrooks </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>Find this presentation here: </li></ul>