Visit the Virtual Privacy Lab from San Jose Public Library for a customized set of privacy-protecting tips based on how you use the Internet. Learn about a range of technology tools, some very easy to use, to help keep hackers and other busy bodies from accessing your personal information. Toolkits include links, tips, and resources that empower you to customize your online identity. Email or print your privacy toolkit for future use.
Photo courtesy of the San Jose Public Library Virtual Privacy Lab.
Protect yourself by setting strict privacy settings on all of your social media accounts. By changing your privacy settings, you can keep strangers from seeing your information and photos.
Be wary of hyperlinks and email attachments.
Never give out your personal information when it is requested via email. Your bank, credit card company, employer, college, etc. already know that stuff so why would they ask you to provide it?
Keep your anti-virus software up to date.
Learn more by reading the Department for Homeland Security's phishing tip sheet.