October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and ESET just put out a dandy newsletter to help us stay out of harm's way. Why do I recommend this ezine? Because I've been an ESET customer for over three years, and it is a superb program that doesn't hog space or cause glitches. Very smooth. Very easy. Very reliable. I use Smart Security because I absolutely must protect my business data. It highly recommends Securing Our eCity, and recommends taking a pre-assessment test to see how well you know your Internet security issues. In addition ESET offers some terrific tips for kids online: Let your kids know that you trust them, but that you (and they) can’t always trust others online. Be sure they understand that the reason Facebook is free is because Facebook sells their data to others. Remind them to review their Facebook and other social media accounts' privacy settings, at least monthly. Get a Facebook account yourself and ask your children to “friend” you. Get them to change the settings in their smartphone to remove location data from pictures. Be sure they know that pictures taken by friends and posted on social media are out of their control and can be embarrassing, if not worse. Encourage them to keep their whereabouts private (don’t “check in” to a location). Remind them that “online is forever.” What seems cool today can ruin a relationship or a job opportunity in the future. To subscribe to any of ESET's publications, go to this page.
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