In more than 120 countries, February 9 is Safer Internet Day: 13 Essential Rules for Staying Safe on the Internet
Marlene Breverman stashed this in Internet Security
For the last 13 years, cyber advocates across the world have used the second Tuesday in February to remind people to be careful out there. The day is now observed in more than 120 countries. And while most of the discussion is focused on keeping kids out of harms way, adults can also learn a thing or two.
Rule #3 should be rule #1: Don’t fall for that scam.
You know what’s an even bigger threat than malware authors and cybercrooks? You. The easiest way for an attacker to get access to your logins is to fool you into giving them up. This is usually achieved via a “phishing” email that looks like it’s from your bank, employer, or the IRS; this email aims to lure you to a bogus site where you enter your login name and password. Once the attackers have your info, they can log into your account, then steal your information and sell it to others.