Protecting Personal Data
Be highly alert to whom you pass on your financial information. Never issue information over the phone and avoid giving any personal statistics via the internet.
Before disposing of a computer use utility program that will overwrite the entire hard drive. Never just dispose of a mobile device. If you check your owner’s manual you will find the service provider’s website or the owner’s manual describing in detail how to dispose of personal information.
Keep all data encrypted. This will guard your online transactions. Encryption software will scramble information that you send over the internet. Use a “lock” icon on the status bar of your internet browser. This ensures that your information is safe when transmitted.
On today’s information and social networking sites avoid posting too much information. Do not write exactly where you or how long you will be away. Better yet, wait until you return before bragging about your awesome vacation.
Public Wi-Fi is a personal data nightmare. Never give personal information over your laptop, smartphone or on a public wireless network. If you must send information on public Wi-Fi, make sure the website is encrypted.
These are articles from my masters in software engineering classes.
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