What HamburgO said is on target and a great start. Perhaps this will also helop.
-PGP and hushmail are helpful. Have multiple emails accounts. Use certain ones at home and other away. Never mix the two. If and when you use a cafe computer...or otherwise borowed computer, always remember to erase every tract. Dust your tracks before you depart.
-Encryption - You can protect your data by installing an e-mail and file encryptor. PGP Security makes encryption software that renders your data into unreadable characters unless you enter the proper password. Use encryption for important e-mail, tax information, and bank account numbers. Try IRONKEY for secure surfing, encryption and flash-trash protection against tampering.
-Surfing The Web - Browse the web with cookies disabled. Only allow cookies from web site you will revisit. Consider using a web browser other than Microsoft Internet Explorer. Explorer is a prime target of hackers. Try Mozila Firefox or Safari along with Anonymizer (covers your IP address).
o Don’t save log-on information. Always log out of Web sites by clicking "log out". Many programs (especially instant messenger programs) include automatic login features that will save your user name and password. Disable this option so no one can log in as you. This applies especially if you have typed in sensitive information.
o Erase your tracks. Web browsers such as Internet Explorer can keep a record of your passwords and every page you visit, even after you’ve closed them and logged out.
o Before you go to the web: Tools, Internet options, content, Autocomplete (disable the feature that remembers your Passwords and Forms.
o To delete your temporary Internet files and your history
When you finish your use of a public computer or someone else’s, you should delete all the temporary files, Cookies and your Internet history.
Last edited by Fulanito; 12-05-2011 at 03:21 PM.
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?