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Safe Internet Browsing

Browsing the Internet has become a common, everyday activity. As with most activities, you need to make sure that you are being careful and remain safe.
  • Only log in and submit information on websites that are protected with an encrypted connection. The way to tell if this encryption exists is to see if the website address is preceded by "https://". To denote a this secure connection, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome will show and closed lock in the address bar and Mozilla Firefox will show a closed lock in the status bar (located at the bottom of the browser window).
  • When using free, open wireless access, connect to VPN before doing any Internet activities. There are users who can watch your activities on open wireless networks. Connecting to a VPN will encrypt all of your Internet traffic which will disguise your activites to anyone who may be watching.
  • Be aware of what information you are posting on Social Networking sites.
  • Be mindful of Email Scams
  • Be aware of Social Engineering