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The next day after we had this class at the library I read the following story about PayPal.  I hope PayPal is listening and change their approach.  click this link to read all about it at: http://www.infoworld.com/t/cyber-crime/paypal-persists-in-sending-phishing-friendly-emails-693

Backup

Backing up your important data is easier than you think.

There are many different ways to back up the data most precious
to you. We’ve detailed the three simplest and cheapest solutions below.

USB stick or
external hard drive

By far the quickest and easiest way to make copies of your
important files. Go out and buy a USB memory stick or, even better, an external hard drive
(preferably one with a large capacity). You can find these at any electronics
or office supply store.

When you’ve bought the device and plugged it in, simply find the
files you want to back up and drag/copy them onto your new drive. It’s a good
idea to do this regularly – you can even get an app that does this automatically.

DVD/CD-ROM/Blu-ray

Burning your important files to a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc is a
relatively cheap and easy way to back up important files. Assuming you already
have a disc burner, you can generally just drag-n-drop your files into the
included burning software and hit the burn button (If you don’t have burning
software, try CDBurnerXP).

Once they’re done, take care to store the discs in a safe place
to avoid them being scratched and damaged. Burning your files to disc takes
much longer and is more inconvenient than copying them onto a USB drive, but
can be more durable in the long run.

Online backup

Storing your files with an online storage provider is much
easier than it sounds, and is possibly the most reliable way keeping your files
safe. Services like Dropbox
or SpiderOak
Backup and Sync
are simple to use (just drag the files you want to
share into the specified folder) and offer a sizable amount of storage space
for free (in this case, 2 gigabytes).

Other services offer unlimited storage for a reasonable annual
cost. These services (including Backblaze and CrashPlan) make it simple to back up your
data, scanning your computer and uploading your most important documents
automatically. This makes backup convenient and painless, as long as you have a
reasonable internet connection. However, data recovery from sites can sometimes
be very slow, as you have to re-download your files. Some companies, however,
offer the option of shipping a hard drive to you with your data for a certain
fee.

You can find a comparison of online backup services at this link.

It’s
a good idea to backup files regularly and in at least two separate places, just
to be safe. Although finding your computer and one of your backups unreadable
at the same time is unlikely, it’s not out of the question. Backing up is a
sure-fire way to ensure the safety of your most precious digital data, whether
it be photos, videos or important documents.

Scams

Microsoft rings alarm bell on fake Windows support calls

22% of people called by phony support technicians fell for scam

For kids safety

Google Family Safety Center

GCF Internet Safety for Kids

 

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