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Friday, April 22 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Computer and Online Security Best Practices, or: How To Not Get Hacked

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As more and more of our lives shift to the digital realm, there is an ever growing amount of your sensitive information at risk. This panel aims to educate how to avoid or mitigate many threats, including account hacking, doxxing, surveillance and censorship by your company/school/ISP/government, and keeping your data safe even when your device is physically stolen.

Passwords and Phishing: The number one way to hack into an online account is to either steal or guess the password. Learn how to choose and easily keep track of your strong and unique passwords, how to avoid having them stolen, and how to enable and use advanced features like two-factor authentication.

Web Tracking: Have you ever noticed how certain ads tend to follow you around? Do Amazon and Youtube always seem to know exactly what kind of a person you are? Learn how your clicks and Google searches are tracked across the Internet, and how limit who can see what.

Doxxing: A terrible fear for many is to have their personal information leaked onto the public Internet by some hateful person. Learn how to avoid leaving tracks to connect your online persona to your real identity, and how there may be more information about yourself online than you realize.

Surveillance and Censorship: Neither your Internet Service Provider, nor your university, nor the NSA need to know about or control what you do online. Learn who can see what data whenever you connect to a website, and how to shield what you do or access online from prying eyes.

Encryption: What happens if someone steals your laptop or phone? Many of these lessons could be worthless if someone could gain physical access to a device containing your account information, your personal information, your web history, your deepest and darkest secrets. Learn how you can protect all the data on your device, even if it falls out of your hands.

CDs and flash drives will be available with many of the software tools mentioned, as well as detailed instructions for using them that may not have been fully covered in the presentation.

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Friday April 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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