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Re: Opinions sought...How much information is to much to "give away"?
From: teagleeyes () australia edu
Date: 30 Jun 2005 07:51:45 -0000
Truly, nobody ever wants to believe their computer is sending out tons of information about their business or
themselves, but the reality is if your computer is hooked up to a phone line (or Via DSL Modem) and you have important
information on its hard drive it will soon be on someone else's computer sooner than later.
For giving out personal or business information to anyone over a phone or through registration, give them bogus
information. They don't know you from adam and they don't need to have your information on their computers since they
may already have a trojan, spyware or other malware they never realized they had giving away your information.
The best thing you can do for your business or home is to always have a second (old, but useful) computer that you use
for the Internet or communications (Fax, email, peer to peer) and keep anything that is very important to you and your
business on the computer that is NOT hooked up to a phone line.
My book "Wizards, Hackers and Crackers, An Era of Digital Warfare" gives great detail on how to protect yourself and
your business. If you cannot find it on shelves in the next few months, send me an email.
Good luck and I hope this helps,
See even in emails, never use your name or other personal information. =)