Tag Archives: Internet Security

Guidelines for Publishing Information Online

Why is it important to remember that the Internet public? Because the Internet is so accessible and contains a wealth of information, it has become a popular resource for communicating, for researching topics, and for finding information about people. It … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Privacy

How do you know if your privacy is being protected? Privacy policy – Before submitting your name, email address, or other personal information on a website, look for the site’s privacy policy. This policy should state how the information will … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Computer: Operating Systems

What is an operating system? An operating system (OS) is the main program on a computer. It performs a variety of functions, including determining what types of software you can install coordinating the applications running on the computer at any … Continue reading

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Risks of File-Sharing Technology

What is file sharing? File sharing involves using technology that allows internet users to share files that are housed on their individual computers. Peer-to-peer (P2P) applications, such as those used to share music files, are some of the most common … Continue reading

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Understanding Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

What is voice over Internet protocol (VoIP)? Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), also known as IP telephony, allows you to use your Internet connection to make telephone calls. Instead of relying on an analog line like traditional telephones, VoIP uses … Continue reading

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Browsing Safely: Understanding Active Content and Cookies

What is active content? To increase functionality or add design embellishments, web sites often rely on scripts that execute programs within the web browser. This active content can be used to create “splash pages” or options like drop-down menus. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Evaluating Your Web Browser’s Security Settings

Why are security settings for web browsers important? Your web browser is your primary connection to the rest of the internet, and multiple applications may rely on your browser, or elements within your browser, to function. This makes the security … Continue reading

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