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How do I protect my personal sensitive information while using the internet or email?

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There are a number of ways to ensure that your personal sensitive information is safe while using the internet or sending an email. 

  • Use trusted and secure websites when entering your personal sensitive information. 
    • Look for a secure connection on websites, https (not http) should appear in the websites URL address. The S in https indicates that the site is a secure connection.
  • Use caution when working over a wireless connection. Any sensitive information including passwords that are sent over a unencrypted wireless connection are relatively easy for hackers to intercept.
  • Don't send personal sensitive information via text or instant message as these are generally not secure methods.
  • Use extreme caution with file-sharing software as this opens your computer up to possible attacks from hackers and malicious files.