ERIC Number: ED425754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Personal Security on the Internet.
Hogle, Jan G.
This document is a printed copy of the Web site written to educate Internet users about potential risks associated with communication over the Internet, and to suggest precautions to reduce those risks. An Introduction highlights why users should care about privacy on the Internet, activities that can reveal personal information to others, and types of people who might be interested in obtaining personal information. The next section lists personal information that can be revealed through the following activities: sending e-mail, posting to newsgroups and mail lists, participating in chat rooms and online surveys, purchasing products online, Web surfing, and putting up a personal Web page. For each activity, tables indicating what to do for various warning signs of problems are provided. The next two sections outline basic precautions and steps to take for extra security, and what to do should problems occur. The final section is a glossary of security and privacy terms. Contains 13 references. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Security, Discussion Groups, Electronic Mail, Internet, Listservs, Problems, Safety
Web site: www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Pines/3940/; also available as a pdf file (persec.pdf) through Website: ftp://twinpinefarm.com/pub/pdf/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A