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How To Identify Safe Websites Using the URL

by Barbara J. Feldman April 13, 2011

Understanding URL addresses is an important part of online security. When evaluating a link, how do you differentiate the domain name from the rest of the link? For example, does http://www.example.com/paypal.com go to PayPal.com? What about http://paypal.com:user@example.com? To learn the ins-and-outs of link security read Ask Leo’s phishing article “How do I know that this […]

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Twitter Offers Secure Login

by Barbara J. Feldman March 23, 2011

Now that Facebook offers a secure connection to keep your data away from prying eyes when you are on a shared connection, such as the WiFi at your local favorite coffee stop, Twitter has one too. To turn it on, log into your Twitter.com account, and click on your name in the upper-right hand corner. […]

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Secure Login For Facebook

by Barbara J. Feldman February 9, 2011

If you ever use open Wi-Fi spots in coffee shops, hotels or airports, the easiest way to keep your account passwords safe is to use a secure (https) connection for your email and other favorite Internet hangouts, like Facebook. Although not previously available, in the last few weeks Facebook has begun rolling out a secure […]

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Reduce Your Risk on Facebook

by Barbara J. Feldman November 17, 2010

Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd explores some unusual ways to reduce risk on Facebook at her blog Apophenia. For example, some Facebook users deactivate their account whenever they log out. This doesn’t delete any friends or settings, and when you login and reactive, everything is just as you left it. But it does eliminate “pesky” wall […]

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