IU’s School of Informatics and Computing and the Kinsey Institute have partnered to re-release the free Kinsey Reporter app. The global mobile survey platform collects and reports anonymous data about sexual and other intimate behaviors.
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Sponsored by the School of Informatics and Computing, the goal of this all-day workshop is to discuss the design of privacy tools aimed at real-world deployments. http://petools.soic.indiana.edu/
You’re at the wireless store. Customer service is just trying to be helpful. They ask you for your IU account information to help you set up your new phone. Don’t disclose these details. If you did, simply change your passphrase.
In recent weeks, IU faculty, staff, and students have been targeted by an official-looking email scam. With the subject line “Your Account May Have Been Compromised?,” the message contains a link to a web form that asks for your passphrase.
Mobile devices are compact and convenient – making them very popular, and easy to lose and steal. Take some steps to protect your personal data just in case. Here are the basics…
The Protect IU blog cover topics ranging from privacy to information security and policy. A recent entry describes a situation in which an astonished interviewee was asked to hand over his Facebook username and password (so an interviewer could see his private Facebook profile).
Social networking sites like Facebook help you keep tabs on your friends and meet like-minded people. Their relaxed environments also make it easy to forget you’re in a public space.
When you log on to these sites, keep in mind the key rule of social networking on the web: Once you post personal information online, you can never take it back.
When you go to social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, remember: Once you post personal information online, you can never take it back. With that in mind, here are 12 online networking self-defensive moves.
Spammers send millions of fake “phishing” emails trying to trick people into divulging passwords, personal information, account numbers, and more. Recently, individuals have received fake phone calls — attempting to trick people into revealing information or passwords.
In today’s digital world, our identities, locations, actions, purchases, associations, movements, and histories are networked and stored in many places.
Throughout January, the University Information Policy & Security Offices at IU are promoting awareness of the many ways personal information is collected, stored, used, and shared — not to mention how you can protect it.
Follow these tips to help protect yourself when you shop online.
For safe and responsible computing, start by taking a couple of simple steps: Never share your passphrase, and be sure to change or update it regularly.