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Cyber Security

Computer Security Tips

Start with the Basics: Three Core Practices Install anti-virus and anti-spyware programs and keep them up to date. Install a firewall and keep it properly configured Regularly install updates for your computer’s operating system Treat Your Personal Information Like Cash Check Out Companies to Find out Who You’re Really Dealing With Give Personal Information Over […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign

Stop.Think.Connect. Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign  

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National Cyber Security Alliance

NCSA‘s mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets

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Defending Cell Phones and PDAs Against Attack

As cell phones and PDAs become more technologically advanced, attackers are finding new ways to target victims. By using text messaging or email, an attacker could lure you to a malicious site or convince you to install malicious code on your portable device. Evaluate your security settings – Make sure that you take advantage of […]

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OnGuardOnline.gov

OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. The Federal Trade Commission manages OnGuardOnline.gov, in partnership with other federal agencies. OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National […]

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Internet Hoaxes & Urban Legends

Chain letters are familiar to anyone with an e-mail account, whether they are sent by strangers or well-intentioned friends or family members. Try to verify the information before following any instructions or passing the message along. There are two main types of chain letters: Hoaxes: Hoaxes attempt to trick or defraud users. A hoax could […]

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Reporting internet incidents/problems

Report suspicious cyber incidents to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Incident Hotline: 1-888-282-0870 You can report phishing by sending email to [email protected] If you think your computer has malware, the Federal Trade Commission wants to know. File a complaint. If you get unsolicited email offers or spam, send the messages to [email protected] To file […]

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Meta data stored in digital images

Digital cameras often save “hidden information” (also known as metadata tags) along with the image. This information may include information about the image, camera, photographer and location. The data are saved in various formats. The most common include: Exif, GPS, IPTC, and XMP. We request that any image submitted for posting have metadata removed. We […]

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Sign Up for Free Cyber Alerts

The National Cyber Alert System (NCAS) is America’s coordinated alert system for identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing emerging threats and vulnerabilities. We encourage you to register for technical and/or non-technical alerts by visiting the US-CERT website.

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Understanding Cookies

Have you ever wondered why some online ads you see are targeted to your tastes and interests, or how websites remember your preferences from visit to visit? The answer may be in the “cookies.” A cookie is information saved by your web browser, the software program you use to visit the web. Cookies can be […]

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