Public Computer Safety

by Barbara J. Feldman on June 21, 2005

While traveling, public computers at cyber cafes, hotels and libraries can be convenient. But they also can be dangerous. In addition to making sure that your passwords are not saved in browser history, you also have to be concerned about keyword loggers that may be watching your every keystroke, and emailing your passwords to a thief. Although the safest route would be to never use an important password on a public machine, the next best thing to do is to be sure to change all passwords you used on the road when you return to a secure computer. For more, read “5 Safety Tips for Using a Public Computer.”

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Feldman, Barbara. "Public Computer Safety." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 21 Jun. 2005. Web. 23 Aug. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/689/public-computer-safety/ >.