Internet Safety Tips:
The Do’s and Don’ts for “Surfing the Internet”:
There are important safety tips everyone should use when “Surfing the Internet”.
- You need to be very careful about sharing your personal information with anyone on the Internet. Doing things like telling people about where you are going and where you have been is way too much information to share.
- If someone knows you are going to Hawaii for the week, it is a pretty safe bet your house will be empty and easy to rob.
- When you share where you have been and where you are going, the same rule applies. This information also creates a “profile” of your behavior and makes it easier for someone to predict your absence or presence somewhere.
Never share your personal information like (correct) date of birth, make and model of your car, place you were born, address, height, weight and perhaps not even where you attended school. This makes it much easier for “Identity Theft”.
Someone could get a credit card in your name or even buy a house or car. These types of crimes are rampant on the Internet. Ask any Cyber Crimes Law Enforcement Officer. If you know anyone who has had their identity stolen, they will share with you that it took them years and a lot of money to get their good credit restored and name cleared from collection agency data bases.
If anyone calls you and tells you there is something wrong with your computer, or they are from Microsoft’s Technical Department (especially with a foreign accent) immediately “Hang-Up”! Microsoft is an 84 Billion Dollar per year company and they certainly do not have the time, resources or inclination to be calling anyone in “the public” discussing anything personal with you. These are “scam artists” who want you to let them have access to your Computer. Once connected (which they will claim will be for “free”) they will either place a “cookie” on your Computer allowing them access to you any time they wish, or download some virus, at which point they will want to charge you (probably $199-$299) to get it off.
We have had 1 instance in particular where when the individual balked at the price after the imposters were already connected, and they maliciously sabotaged her computer by removing the “Administrator Profile” making it impossible for.com to repair the Computer remotely. In this instance, we had to have the Computer shipped to our Fayetteville, North Carolina facility for repair, where we had to back-up all of her data (no names mentioned) and then completely restore the operating system, reloading her original data afterwards. This is definitely not a road you want to go down!
So the summary is this:
- Be smart and use common sense.
- Don’t tell the public too much about yourself.
- Don’t let anyone you don’t trust have access to your computer.
And if you do, call.com at All American Solutions when you are done so we can fix what they have destroyed!
We can turn off “tracking” in your Internet Browsers making it much more difficult for a site you have visited to annoy you with unsolicited messages and ads.
We completely remove all viruses and malware, greyware and rouge programs. We include a complete Computer Overhaul (Optimization) with every service call so your Computer runs better than it did when it was brand new (because we remove the unwanted programs from start-up that occur during the set-up of a new Computer).
And don’t forget, we also offer Small, Semi-Private Classes (6 people or less), which are “Live” with an instructor, so you can ask for something to be re-explained if you did not understand it the 1st time.
At the end of each class, there is a 15 minute “free” Question and Answer Session. You will be amazed at how everyone in attendance will benefit from an intelligent question asked by a fellow classmate!
All American Solutions is your “One Stop” place for Computer Repair and Training so that YOU can become an expert and get the most out of the wonderful tool that a Computer really is!
All of our Certified Technicians and Instructors are.com Military Veterans who are extremely well disciplined, trained and professional. We speak clearly and are very patient.
Call All American Solutions at: 1-888-246-9990. You will be glad you did!