Tips to protect online identity

Some tips when you use public internet:

- Don't put in passwords when at all possible.
- Don't do any online banking or online shopping that would require credit card information
- Change your passwords often
- Don't use the same password for multiple accounts - this is important because even if you log onto Facebook on a public network, if that password also connects to your email, a hacker could find your email address and get in that way.

Here are some resources:

Center for Democracy and Technology tips
Texas Attorney General Site with Statewide information
Texas Fights ID Theft -- this site has information for steps if you are a victim
Identity Theft Network

If you would like to take part in a class about computer safety, SuperGeeks Lubbock will be hosting a class on March 2nd from 2 to 3 p.m. 

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