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Offline lastobjective

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Re: Security and using WNFF
« Topic Start: October 30, 2012, 11:39:27 AM »
The first step of this wikihow pretty much describes what you're worried about: http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Safe-and-Smart-on-the-Internet

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Never Give Out Personal Information on the Internet. Giving away personal information on the internet is like giving away your life. When people are on social networks (Facebook, Myspace, Hi5 etc.), they don't realize that they're sharing too much information. There are many ways how the personal information you shared can get your life in danger.

  • Password hackers can look at your social network profile, website or even a forum and guess your password by looking at your personal information.
  • Don't give out your location, phone number, full name and birth date on the internet. It could attract hackers and people who might want to harm you.
  • Don't put a picture of you as a profile picture on social networks. Put a picture of something that you love. If someone who has a evil goal comes across your picture, there is a good chance that he/she can locate and harm you.
  • Don't share your bank account number, credit card number and your social security number on the internet. Keep them to yourself and only use it if you're shopping on the internet.
  • Don't share your bank account number, credit card number and your social security number on the internet. Keep them to yourself and only use it if you're shopping on the internet.
  • Only share your card numbers if you're shopping online at a highly rated business website.


Basically, be careful about what info you give out, even through PM, and you should definitely encourage people to create passwords that don't pertain to their personal information.

As for good password recommendations: http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/passwords-create.aspx

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Cyber criminals use sophisticated tools that can rapidly decipher passwords.

Avoid creating passwords that use:
  • Dictionary words in any language.
  • Words spelled backwards, common misspellings, and abbreviations.
  • Sequences or repeated characters. Examples: 12345678, 222222, abcdefg, or adjacent letters on your keyboard (qwerty).
  • Personal information. Your name, birthday, driver's license, passport number, or similar information.


Can you put suggestions when people sign up for their account? That'd probably be best.