Safe Surfing

Cybercrime, Fraud, and Safe Downloads: Lesson 1

The Down-low on Downloads

  • Downloads can give you access to tons of great information. Free is not always free, though: you can download viruses or a gateway to your personal information.
  • Read, read, read. If you don’t absolutely trust the site you download from, don’t put yourself and your computer at risk.
  • If an app is free, but asks for unlimited access to things including your contacts list, physical location, camera, microphone, and so forth, it isn’t really free.
  • Stop and think before you give the strangers behind an awesome looking app access to the goldmine of all your personal stuff.
  • And remember: some downloads are downright ILLEGAL.
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