Tips for Staying Safe Online
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A new update sent out by Microsoft or Apple is like road map into your computer for hackers and viruses. They are openly exposes the chinks in their armor by creating these updates, so by being sure to download and install them at your first opportunity is a quick and easy way to stay safe.
This should be run often or automatically be set to update daily. - dwconceptsV 1 Comment
Know about the fundamentals of new websites you want to visitV 2 Comments
I raged about how Chrome sucks, but Mac is not much better. Go with Windows! Microsoft is obviously the best to go with. Mac wastes too much time making overpriced phones and iPads each year which are never an improvement of the last version. Microsoft focuses on their hardware quality. They make the best computers and make the best gaming consoles (Xbox 360). The obvious choice is Windows! - codninjasword40
Change passwords once in a while
All Apple products and all Microsoft products suck. Get Linux.
I HATE MACSV 6 Comments
All my friends are on Facebook and I'm not because firstly, I'm under the age, it's not safe or cool or anything (people think it is) and also, people can meet up with strangers and all that and I'm not sure but I think other people can see others' messages? Doesn't sound safe because they can find out information...
Maybe I should get out of Facebook. People keep saying it isn't safe. Ill just sign out of it. - cosmo
I don't like how I have to give so much info to the website, I only use this site to connect with long distance family however, so I only go on once every 3-5 days - Phillip873
Don't use it that often, despite having an account. - SamKoffskyV 5 Comments
A surefire way to avoid any danger. This is exactly what I do and it's been working perfectly for me.
Why would you do this to begin with?
Must resist the urge
But I click on this Am I have virs nao?
Just make sure you're not downloading an application if you're trying to get music or something. Know what format the file you're downloading should be in and an approximate size.
Oh come on! I love downloading games and anything! I only downloading is Health and Safety things, parents made them to make their ONLY Kids safe. DO NOT TRUST HEALTH AND SAFETY APPS. APPS ARE BORING. - SwampertBABY
This is a bad tip: Since, you will want to download something (and probably you will) make sure to installing on the original/official site of this application
I think when downloading something, check its history and protection first. - FennikenFan9V 4 Comments
Haha, did you actually type "/b/" into the address bar? - airbb
I'm really curious on how many people typed that in their URL bar...
I tried it, Safari told me it was a local file that couldn't be opened. What is it, anyway?
/b/ isn't a file. It's a section on 4chan where people can post whatever they damn well please. Some of the most vile and disgusting things on the Internet can be found there.
Did people actually not know /b/ is a 4chan board not a website? - Phillip873V 3 Comments
" Many People think that ads like : SCAN YOUR SYSTEM to Boost Speed Were Optimize System But Actually They want to access your computer.
Oh yikes, I remember falling into this trap when I was little. Never click these they are always fake, and only wish to have access to your hard drive. - RaineSageV 1 Comment
I once saw an advert, it said how many triangles are there? 80 something get this wrong. I counted them, but the only two answers were 9 and 10 but neither of those were right. Always check before clicking. - FennikenFan9
When I see those I leave the site
WOT is a completely safe tool that isn't intended to break your computer, but to prevent something from doing that. You can get it for IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari. It keeps you safe from websites with bad intentions, and also has a parental control mode. It even comes with a color blind version if you can't see green, yellow, or red!
You should really get it. The only website it doesn't detect that you should avoid is Conduit. After all, nobody is perfect, but this gets pretty close to just that.
When you see a warning message on a site it means its full of viruses.V 1 Comment
AKA the dan and Phil valentines day video. Some jerk on tumblr won't take it down!V 1 Comment
This is the important way to keep yourself safe online. Whatever you consider to be personal, like your real name and home address, must be kept private so no one will find you.
I see lots of these. Some in this website! Things like "WARNING: DO NOT WATCH IN PUBLIC" with the thumbnail of an attractive girl. You think we think it's porn or something? Well, I researched if the website it advertised was a scam, it was. Just don't click any of them. "MILLIONAIRES WANT THIS VIDEO DELETED FROM THE INTERNET" Yes they do. Want to know why? No, not because it works and you become a millionaire by using it. Because it's a downright scam, and I don't know how these ads can stay on the Internet.
When you enter a website, such as WhatCulture, you get A LOT of ads. Though sometimes these ads CAN be trustworthy, do not click on them. If you really want to go on them, exit your browser and shut down all of your tabs, leave, get antivirus, then enter them by typing into the browser, not entering the same site and clicking on the ad.
Hey! I found an ad in this website! - SwampertBABY
Easy to remember, but hard to guess. - IcetailofWishClanV 1 Comment
Do not use Windows Vista or older versions of Windows if you are going to use the computer for web surfing. Those versions are very vulnerable to viruses.
Windows 7 Is gay.
This is good for maintaining privacy, but there's a lot more to disable than Java if your goal is to be safe, ESPECIALLY on the onion-web. See the TOR FAQ, at the tor project website if you're interested. It's a must that you understand what you're doing. - airbb
It would be a way to "How to get scammed on the internet" rather then this topic
That isn't true. Don't disable your life, security, air, etc.
When you browse the web you're looking for information or media content. Use addons and browser settings to block all content that isn't the content you want. That includes ads (adblock), scripts (noscript), plugins like flash or Java (just disable them through the browser except when you need them), and calls to 3rd party sites (firewall programs, I think noscript does this too). This can get annoying, but only until you get a good flow going, and the safety is worth it! - airbb
Remember, nothing is ever completely taken off of the Internet even if you press delete. Everyone has a digital foot print inside their devices, which anyone, including law enforcement, can trace.
I think should avoid sending pics of yourself until you're a teen. And I don't think people should post pics of when they were babies or toddlers - StayAlive
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