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05.24.11 Safeguarding Your Personal Data

Computers and the Internet have become an important part of our daily life, enabling a wide range of services to home users such as communicating with friends and family, shopping, paying bills, storing personal photos and music. This convenience and inter-connectivity does not come without risk however. Potential threats include viruses that could erase your […]

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07.19.10 Encrypted Web Browsing

Before you submit sensitive information online such as your credit card number or social security number, ensure that the contents of your browser’s address box begins with “https” instead of the regular “http”.  By using “https”, the submission of your information will be encrypted from your browser to the web server.  In addition to checking […]

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07.12.10 Never Share Your Passwords

Never give your passwords out to anyone.  Your passwords authenticate you as “you”, and if you provide someone else your credentials, they can access your accounts, steal your sensitive information, or make fraudulent purchases.  In addition, do not write down your usernames and passwords on paper. If you must write down your passwords, keep them […]

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12.27.09 Missouri Cyber Security Secure Password Generator

The Missouri Cyber Security team has created a tool to assist you in generating strong passwords.  Strong passwords will protect you from many different forms of hacking attacks. All major financial, health, and government web services enforce strong password policies.  This tool will generate a password with random numbers, mixed case letters, and special characters […]

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