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Chocolat3

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Mar 14 16 7:55 AM

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I was reading an interesting discussion at another forum (http://1rnrwz3liy.talkiforum.com/20160311/internet-stalkers-5189054/) and the information there helps me to realize that online world is not as safe as what I thought. Stalkers are everywhere, private information can be shared without consent, various problems may arise. I used to think that as long as I have antivirus and avoid sharing personal details on the web, I would be safe. I begin to think that I am too naïve. How can we improve our online security to avoid stalkers and other problems?
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Mar 15 16 2:23 PM

Your first line of defense starts with your computer and firewall. Understanding how to configure your firewall and router can prevent a hacker from taking over your computer. However, the most important defense against identity theft is your password.

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Cristian

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Mar 17 16 12:32 PM

Passwords are definitely your first line of defense. I know some people who have the same password for all of their important information, as well as, the normal websites that they visit daily. It's people like that, that will end up getting their personal information hacked. It's best to have a difficult and different password for every website that you visit.

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HamBuff

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Mar 17 16 4:08 PM

Passwords are the only way to protect your information. However, many people make the mistake of using a simple password. Each account should have a unique password. Furthermore, avoid using names, birthdays, and phone numbers.

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Chocolat3

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Mar 18 16 5:14 AM

I am really forgetful when it comes to passwords or pass codes. That is why I tend to use exact same or similar passwords everywhere. I realized that it is not a healthy habit so I have tried to change the passwords to important accounts. I keep all the passwords in one note file as reference. I wanted to use one integrated password storage so I do not have to retype my password every time I want to access the account. Is such software safe to use?

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Mar 20 16 2:02 PM

Google Chrome has an option to save your login and password to different online accounts. However, if you’re forgetful it could be a problem if you reset your browser setting and include auto fill and password reset.

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Sellie

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Mar 29 16 7:22 AM

I also had trouble making totally different passwords for every websites that I go to, even with Google Chrome’s or Firefox’s auto-save feature for passwords. I ended up using a similar word for the main body of all my passwords, and then making variations on it by adding different numbers or capitalizations.

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Lightnight

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Apr 12 16 12:57 AM

I have a few passwords that I use on certain accounts. I forget the ones I use fairly often so I do try to use the same ones or store them in Chrome. I have also wondered if Chrome was a safety problem. It is fairly simple to change passwords on most accounts though, so I end up doing that fairly often.

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Ivor

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May 31 16 11:42 AM

I am very careful about clicking on links especially those that are sent in emails that I receive. I also have an advanced anti-virus software program as well as a malware program to stop any unwanted attacks on my computer.

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gvinn

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Jun 3 16 1:27 PM

The first line of defense starts with a strong password (always prefer to input a password containing letters, words and special characters).
Hackers are all over as well and I have a younger brother who is literally afraid of having his webcam on. Matters to do with online security have always challenged me towards going to study Information Communication Technology.

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