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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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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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Choosing and Protecting Passwords

Why do you need a password? Think about the number of personal identification numbers (PINs), passwords, or passphrases you use every day: getting money from the ATM or using your debit card in a store, logging on to your computer … Continue reading

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Good Security Habits

How can you minimize the access other people have to your information? You may be able to easily identify people who could, legitimately or not, gain physical access to your computer—family members, roommates, co-workers, members of a cleaning crew, and … Continue reading

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Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites

What are social networking sites? Social networking sites, sometimes referred to as “friend-of-a-friend” sites, build upon the concept of traditional social networks where you are connected to new people through people you already know. The purpose of some networking sites … Continue reading

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