Preventing the misuse of your personal information

RdotK
Mind Map by , created almost 6 years ago

A mind map explaining the precautions you should take to prevent the misuse of your personal information.

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Created by RdotK almost 6 years ago
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Preventing the misuse of your personal information
1 HTTP Cookie control
1.1 Set browser permissions to accept or reject cookies
1.2 Set browser to prompt you each time a cookie is offered
2 Phishing
2.1 Golden rule: banks will never contact you by email asking for personal details
2.2 Spotting phishing emails
2.2.1 Impersonal greetings
2.2.2 Tend to contain threats
2.2.3 A URL that appears to be from the bank but doesn't take you to the bank website when clicked
2.2.4 Request for personal information
3 Preventing spyware
3.1 Use a firewall
3.2 Install spyware protection software
3.3 Be wary of downloading popular 'free' music and movie file-sharing programs
3.4 Only download from trusted sources
3.5 Read all security warnings, licence agreements and privacy statements
3.6 Never click 'Agree' or 'Ok' to close the window of a website you're not sure about. Use the red 'X'

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