Using the Internet Away from Home
Thanks to the advancement of technology, you are connected to the world from almost anywhere, unless you choose not to. When you’re traveling, you need to log in to your network to stay in touch with your family, update your travel blog, and check your bank account balance.
It’s never too late to remind yourself that you’re using the public internet. Identity theft in Vietnam is becoming more and more serious and prevention is better than cure. Protect yourself with these suggestions:
- Always “log out” after you’re done with your email and anything that requires an account and password. Closing your web browser doesn’t mean you’re automatically signed out.
- Never select “remember my password” on any website you are using, especially if you are using a public computer.
- Avoid checking your bank account at a public computer. If so, be sure to clear your internet history; cookies keep track of your browser and internet cache after you end your session. To clear internet history, go to History (Firefox), right click “today” and click “delete”. To delete Cookies, go to Tools / Options / Privacy. In the Cookies panel, click Show Cookies and then click the “Remove All Cookies” button.