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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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Want more control over info? Look for opportunities

Whether at Penn or elsewhere, you may be looking for opportunities to take control in areas affecting your privacy.

Penn’s Privacy website has a "Manage Your Information" tab that identifies steps you can take to address many privacy concerns. Check your credit report for free, get on the national do-not-call list, or stop receiving pre-approved credit offers - all using resources described on the Penn Privacy website. You can also find out about privacy options at Penn, such as how to manage your spam filters, how to opt out of having certain information appear in your online directory listings, and more.

Visit for these and other resources.

Many other opportunities exist online and offline to exercise privacy choices. Look for default settings about marketing offers on websites you visit. Ask questions at retail and other establishments that ask for more information than you’re comfortable giving. Tell individual telemarketers that you wish to be placed on their "do-not-call list." 

Ask questions, stay vigilant, protect yourself.


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