Week 5: Graded Discussion Due 2/15

Read the article on Facebook Fraud. (https://www.protectmyid.com/images/education_center/pdf/050TypesofFraud/7_types%20of%20fraud_social%20networking.pdf)

After reading the article, respond to the following questions:

Before you jump online and cancel all of your social media accounts, consider that there are ways to be smart about what you share and who you share it with. What are some practices you can follow to ensure you enjoy the benefits of social media without making yourself a target for criminals?

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19 thoughts on “Week 5: Graded Discussion Due 2/15

  1. Before you jump online and cancel all of your social media accounts, consider that there are ways to be smart about what you share and who you share it with. What are some practices you can follow to ensure you enjoy the benefits of social media without making yourself a target for criminals?

    For me, I have a secure lock on my social security number. This ensures that if some tries to use my identity no access will be gained. The credit reporting agency will have to call me with the number I assigned to my account.

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  2. Some practices that I would take to insure that I am not a target is to create a password that is secure. I make sure I make passwords no one can figure out. Things like your birth date or name can easily be found out. Another thing you should do is not add personal information. Things like where you live, work, where you are going, or how much you make at work.

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  3. Practices that I would use in order to prevent being hacked are not posted personal information on social media another step I would take is creating my password and make it difficult to hack I would not make my password something personal because those are easy ways for your social media to be hacked.

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  4. Some practices that I follow to prevent myself from becoming a target for criminals are making my social media accounts private. I try to only accept friend request from people that I know or people that my friends know. I also change my password often and make them difficult.

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  5. when I want to log off, I will jump online and cancel all my information. At the same time, I love choose a function that makes my social media account connects with phone number or emails. This is a good way to notice me where and who use my account. Actually, protect privacy well need pay more attention to your information.

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  6. All my social media profiles are highly secure to me because of the amount of people i stop daily from hacking into my account is quiet a bit, i would say identity theft is real because it happened to my friend like the person who stole my friends identity ended up making a large number funny purchases so i took his mistake a lesson and i started taking good care of my identity online. I just think is a good way knowing where you’ve gone wrong and it helps you take care of your identity online and it helps you know more about how you are been protect online.

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  7. First of all, manage all accounts carefully. Log out every time, keep the password secretly. Most importantly, before I post something online, I always make sure there is no private information. Even though some post I just share with my friends, I will make sure it will not hurt me if it goes to public.

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  8. In my life, I don’t put some of my information on any online place, such as bank card number, ID number. I think that those two information to protect my finance safety and identification safety, because theft of internet often happen for money. Also personal safety is more important than loss money, especially for the girl, do not meet with stranger at privacy place in the beginning and come with friends that is better than come alone. Log out your account on public computer or device that is a important habit to keep you safe.

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  9. Before Jumped online I follow to cancel and logged out of my all social media accounts.Now a days there are so many people got victim of hacking because of their unconsciousness. I prefer to create my password with very rigid and not to share too much information in the virtual world.Not becoming a target of criminals you should always take care of your all social media accounts and make sure whom you contact with your privacy so that you won’t loose your isolation and check always to shut down your accounts and other personal belongings accurately.

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  10. Around there are a lot of people complain that their phone number, date of birth, address, occupation, insurance status is always known by many strangers, often allocated based business selling telephone harassment. A fact behind this is that a lot of personal information being stolen and spread through the Internet and other channels.So in my life, i log in less social networks, i can’t write down a lot of information on networks. I think that both of my personal information and too many information will be loss. So this social network that i need. i will log in it. Keep your information be safe is very important.

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  11. Never underestimate the value of a secure password and network. Posting personal information such as your social security number, phone number or address, sometimes even posting your full name can make you a target for identity theft. Posting that you’re leaving town on a vacation, or using gps apps to update your current location can make you a target for theft. Simply guarding your personal information can keep you safe on the web.

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  12. First of all, log out carefully, make sure you have correctly logged out and never save your password on a public computer. For your personal computer, you may. And create a password little bit complicated using numbers, letters, and upper and lower cases, therefore it will be harder for hackers to hack into your account. And before you write down your personal info, such as, as for online shopping, before you make your purchase, make sure the website you are using is legit, have actual contact information, secured by legal companies and so on. I always double check whatever website i’m using for all purposes, like an information or a shopping or a research, whether it is legit, or if something happens I am able to track it down, and reach out to someone who is in charge.

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  13. Before you jump online and cancel all of your social media accounts, consider that there are ways to be smart about what you share and who you share it with. What are some practices you can follow to ensure you enjoy the benefits of social media without making yourself a target for criminals?

    I actually have been a target of this aleady. A couple of years ago, a few members in my family have received phone calls from someone claiming it was me and needing money because I was stuck in Mexico. Needless to say, my family was well aware of this scam and nothing happened.

    What I have done in social media are a few things to try to ensure my security. I usually change my password every ninety days on all accounts. I try to not post things that are too personal especially when it comes to finances or business related topics. I do not put all my private information like phone number. I utilize their secure settings to approve posts. I am active a few platforms rather than all social media sites. Lastly, if I make any purchases online, I do not use a debit card, only a credit card for protection.

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  14. In the network, it have too much way that people can get your information, so that you just have one way to do is do not save any information in internet, this is the way to protect your information, when you use other computer to log in your account, it must be log off after you done. Information is too important for yourself that you cannot have any chance for others to steal it.

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  15. I would protect my adress and my social security number.There has been a lot of cases stranger show up to your house and incidents happen .Social security I would protect due to credit history fradulent.

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  16. I always change my password every few months to ensure that I am not being hacked. I never accept friend requests from people I do not know and I never provide personal information to anyone. I also never click on unknown links or emails from people that I do not know.

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  17. Consciously check and configure app privacy settings.
    Take care of privacy settings immediately upon setup.
    Set your device to automatically lock after a period of inactivity.
    Be mindful of the apps you install.
    Use secure passwords.
    Don’t use the same password for more than one account or service.
    Sign up for email alerts for transactions.
    Keep an eye out for small transactions.
    Don’t forget to sign out.

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  18. To protect one’s self from threats on social media websites there are definitely actions one could take to do so. You can look through the sights functions with more depth and apply the settings you see fit to your liking instead of using the default settings. You should be able to regulate what information you post and apply not giving to much for people to take advantage of. Change passwords every so often, and regulate those you do not know and try to connect only to those you definitely know of.

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