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By Mark L. Chambers

Part of Macs For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Actually, the tips in the following list are worth following whether you’re a junior, a senior, a Mac user, or a PC person. The Internet is full of wondrous sites, but it’s also full of unsavory characters you need to guard against. Use the tips here as a guideline to things you should never do and use your own common sense as well.

  • Never enter personal information in an email message when you don’t know the recipient.

  • Never enter personal information on a website provided as a link in an email message.

  • Never include personal information in an Internet forum, discussion group, or newsgroup message.

  • Never use the same password for all your electronic business.

  • Never divulge personal information to others over an instant message connection.

  • Never use your MacBook on the road without turning on your El Capitan firewall.

  • Never buy from an online store that doesn’t offer a secure, encrypted connection when you’re prompted for your personal information and credit card number.

  • Never download a file from a site you don’t trust.

  • Never allow a stranger to connect to your Mac using the Screen Sharing feature.

  • Never allow children to use the Internet without guidance and supervision.