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One Step Ahead: Almanac Security Tips - 2014

In each issue, Penn's Journal of Record, The Almanac publishes helpful tips and hints for dealing with information security and privacy matters. This page is a collection of all those published thus far.
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Table of Contents (view all)

Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability
Security and Privacy Tips for World Travelers
Filing Taxes Online This Year? Take Steps to Protect Your Information!
If your computer runs Windows XP, you must update it now!
Why Should You Report Security Incidents? And How Do You Report One?
Photo and Video Privacy Issues
The Password is Dead, Long Live the Password!
Data Privacy Month: NSA Surveillance Panel at the National Constitution Center
Protecting Your Finances During This Year’s Holiday Shopping Season
Beware of Phishing E-mails in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
No E-mail from Penn Will Ask For Your Username/Password or SSN
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: Does It Apply to Your Website?
October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month; Free Secure Disposal of Paper and Electronics
What Basic Rules Protect Student Information at Penn? (September 2013)
Protecting Privacy and Security on Penn + Box

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - Almanac Vol. 58, No. 2

Top 10's on Security and Privacy

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the risks you hear about when it comes to safe and secure computing? You're not alone. For every risk, there seems to be an endless stream of advice. So let's keep it simple:

On Facebook: Visit the Privacy website to find a Top 10 list and video on how to protect yourself when using Facebook. Did you know that you can create separate lists of friends on Facebook to control who can see what? And that you can limit who can tag you in photos or "check you in" to places? Facebook's greatest feature - the ability to connect you with many people in an instant - is also the source of its greatest peril. Make sure to check this list often, as Facebook terms and services are known to change regularly!

Safe Computing: You know that computer breaches happen every day. But did you know that most can be prevented by following the most basic precautions? Our Top 10 Tips for Faculty and Top 10 Tips for Staff will get you quickly through the most critical topics: firewalls, passwords, wireless, phishing, attachments and more. Read them all here:


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