Peter Clarke

PC PAL Andover and Winchester

Peter Clarke is based in Andover and looks after both residential & business customer in Andover, Salisbury, Winchester & surrounding areas. Tel: 01264 931000 or 01962 921000 Email: andover@pcpal.co.uk
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Do you use protection? - asks Peter Clarke from PC PAL

Many of us love to use Facebook and Twitter to tell our friends and family little snippets of our lives but how well do you protect yourself from online criminals and fraudsters?   Here are some tips to help you out.

Privacy tools

This is an important one for Facebook. From your privacy settings page you can manage:

  • who sees your updates
  • who views your pictures
  • what happens when you get tagged in someone else’s photo
  • who can message you
  • who can post on your timeline and much more

It is important to review the options and keep your personal information between you and the people you want to see it.

Know your friends

Do you really know and trust that person you became Facebook friends with 4 years ago?    Don’t add any strangers as friends and clear out the ones that you have already added.  Do you really want a stranger that you know nothing about looking through your Facebook albums and reading what you get up to every day?

Personal information

You should always limit what you publish online – you don’t want certain information getting into the wrong hands. It is obvious that you shouldn’t share bank details but sharing things like when you are going on holiday, or going to be away from your house for a few days could been seen as an “opportunity” to the wrong type of people. Make sure your phone number and email address can only be seen by friends.

We also recommend that you make sure your password is strong and changed regularly.

If you have questions regarding how to protect yourself on Facebook or Twitter or would like more information on any other computer issue then contact PC PAL on 01264 931000, email andover@pcpal.co.uk or visit www.pcpal.co.uk

 

Peter Clarke

Peter Clarke is based in Andover and looks after both residential & business customer in Andover, Salisbury, Winchester & surrounding areas.

Tel: 01264 931000 or 01962 921000
Email: andover@pcpal.co.uk

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