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Social Engineering is a technique of deceiving people to reveal sensitive information which they would usually not share. It typically involves trickery for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or access to computer systems. 

 

What methods are used by social engineers? 

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Social media have dramatically changed the way we communicate. It’s easy to access the latest information about your friends and share updates about your own life. It also creates added responsibility to protect yourself and others. 

 

Think before you post anything online 

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Online games are easily available for download or to play through game consoles, computers and mobile devices. While games can be entertaining, you should be aware of the potential dangers to children. 

 

Risks of online gaming 

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As a parent, it’s important for you to educate yourself on the latest online threats, establish rules and discuss safety practices to educate your kids about safe Internet use. Teenagers are particularly at risk because they mostly get online unsupervised and are more likely than younger kids to participate in online activities. 

 

Decide on limits 

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Imagine losing your computer in a fire. Think of all the documents, files, photos and videos that you wouldn’t be able to recover. That’s why backing up your data is so important. Backing up your files gives you some protection against accidental loss of data, file corruption, hardware failures, virus attacks and even natural disasters. 

 

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Most employees get work done through desktop computers, which is why security for desktop computers is so important. If an unauthorized person gains access into your work computer, your organization’s confidential information will be at risk. 

 

Best practices 

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