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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, January 29, 2013 - Almanac Vol. 59, No. 19

It's Data Privacy Month: Update Your Facebook Privacy Settings and More

Facebook has once again changed its approach to privacy settings on its site, and it is time to sit up and take notice. Don't fall victim to default privacy settings that may not be right for you. You can take steps to address your privacy concerns through the choices that you make.

There are different sharing and permission options for Facebook users. It may seem daunting, but Penn's Guidance can help.

Visit and click on "Facebook Privacy Settings." There you can walk through how to set the most important - "core" - privacy settings, such as who can see your posts, search for you on Facebook, or add content to your Facebook page.

Don't ignore other privacy-related concerns, such as whether or not you want your Facebook page turning up in public Internet searches, location and tagging information appearing on your timeline, your friends' apps accessing and taking your information, and other security issues. In all of these cases, you can set preferences to mitigate privacy risks.

It won’t take more than five minutes - but it can prevent significant privacy intrusions and unintended consequences of your own - and your friends' - Facebook use.

PS: Don't stop at Facebook. On Penn's Privacy Page, click on "What Are You Doing About Privacy Today?," and take steps to protect yourself from identity theft on smartphones and tablets and exercise privacy choices Penn provides as well.

January is Data Privacy Month - Take action and protect yourself!


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