Staying secure online

How can you stay secure online?
PARAGRAPH 1: Have you or someone you know received a suspicious communication?

  1. Can you describe the situation in which the suspicious communication was received?
  2. How did this suspicious communication come?
  3. Why was this communication suspicious? What made the communication seem illegitimate?
  4. What was the response to the suspicious communication?
  5. Were there any repercussions from receiving this suspicious communication?
    PARAGRAPH 2: What steps can you take when a suspicious communication is received?
    1. Do you have up-to-date anti-virus software on your computer? Why or why not?
  6. Do you believe that anti-virus software would have been effective to help in the aforementioned situation in paragraph 1?
  7. Upon review of the tips in the webtext, what would be different in the situation from paragraph 1?
  8. What other habits do you think will help with future suspicious communication?
  9. What is one piece of advice you would give a new student coming into this course on how to be safe online?
    CLOSING: Include a closing by signing your post with your preferred name so that my team and your fellow classmates know how to address you in the discussion forum.

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