How to Protect Yourself on the Internet

Fayette County Head Start Hosts Munch, Mingle and Move 2024

Fayette County Head Start Hosts Munch, Mingle and Move 2024

Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County held their 18th annual Munch, Mingle, and Move Event on May 23, 2024, at the Private Industry Council building in Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania. The event is based on educating families on good health/nutrition habits. The...

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Head Start / Early Head Start FAQs The Private Industry Council discusses frequently asked questions for Head Start and Early Head Start students. Private Industry Council operates the Head Start / Early Head Start program for Beaver and Fayette Counties in the...

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Have you ever realized how many hackers there are on the Internet trolling for your confidential information? There have been 6.4 million user passwords stolen from the LinkedIn website and 250,000 Twitter accounts hacked per abcnews.com.

I don’t want my personal data stolen, so the first thing I would do is to install some sort of antivirus program on my computer, tablet and smartphone. This will help guard against attacks.

Secondly, use different passwords for every account. It is easier to keep track of one password, but when you have multiple accounts, hackers will try the known password on these accounts.

Thirdly, what is a password if it isn’t strong? By strong, I mean hard to guess. It is a good practice to use a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. I also would change your password every six months.

Lastly, watch what information you are transmitting over a public WIFI network like Starbucks and Panera Bread. You never know who is around the corner stealing your precious information!

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