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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)

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
Security Starts With You
New Regulatory Changes: Do They Apply to Your Area?


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Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - Almanac Vol. 54, No. 4

Your Life Online

The online world gives us unprecedented opportunities to chat with people around the globe about current issues, to network professionally and socially, and generally to express ourselves. These are amazing and positive developments.

But think about privacy risks when posting to blogs and similar services, and uploading to video-sharing sites. Electronic postings may be permanent and may define you now or at any future point. Statements and pictures posted online now, in jest or to convey a message to a defined group, may come back to haunt you in the future. Employers commonly use search engines to gather background information on job applicants. Consider who else may search the web on your name and what they may find.

Online networking sites raise similar privacy issues. Once you post data about yourself, you may never be able to take it back. Do you want the world to know your street address or your winter break plans? Maybe you’re comfortable sharing only your email address and only with a designated group of people. Check for privacy options available through most online services and make choices that are right for you about what you share with whom. Be aware, however, that choosing the right privacy options does not provide any guarantee against potential hackers who may gain access to all site data.

Temporary Postings are Easily Made Permanent: You may think that what you’re posting is temporary or limited in view. Bear in mind that websites like Internet Archives capture snapshots of the entire web and preserve data - even data taken down locally - for the world to see perhaps for decades.

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