I. First Thoughts
1. Caveat Browser
2. Would it be embarrassing if it became known publicly that I visited this Web site?
- Are these guys who they claim to be?
- Are they legitimate?
- Are they competent?
- Is their information reliable?
II. What Are My Risks?
3. When I fill out a form at a Web site, could what I give them be used in a way that I don't like?
- Name, address, E-mail address
- Credit card number
- Likes, dislikes, opinions.
III. On the Outside Looking In
4. What interesting things might someone find if they could peek at my hard drive or network from the Internet?
5. What could someone secretly copy to my computer that I wouldn't want?
- Confidential or privileged documents
- Network security weaknesses
6. Where might I unintentionally store information about me and my browsing activities?
- "Stealth" browser scripts
- Copies of Web pages visited that are cached to the hard drive
- Downloaded files
- On-line forms
- Browser-generated E-mail
IV. What Protections Do I Have in Place?
7. Does my ISP or network manager take sufficient measures to keep outsiders from peeking in at me?
8. Do I have the most current security patches to protect me from hostile Web sites?
- Intrusion detection
9. How vulnerable am I to viruses?
- For my browser?
- For my computer's operating system?
- Which of my browser security options are enabled?
10. Is it safe for me to transmit my confidential information to someone else's Web server?
- Does my computer automatically scan for viruses?
- Does my virus scanner have the most current list of known viruses?
- Am I transmitting it encrypted? Are they storing it encrypted ?
- Am I confident that the Web site I am sending this to is well-managed and adequately protected?
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