Top Ten Internet Security Tips
Part of the 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 e-mail message when you don’t know the recipient.
Never enter personal information on a website provided as a link in an e-mail message.
Never include personal information in an Internet forum, a discussion group, or newsgroup message.
Never use the same password for all your electronic business.
Never divulge personal information to others over an iChat or instant message connection.
Never use your MacBook on the road without turning on your Lion 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 young children to use the Internet without guidance and supervision.