Beware of strange computers
VACATIONERS should avoid transacting
their online business on computers that are
not their own. The user has no way of
knowing whether the computer is properly
protected against viruses and worms.
Otherwise a computer could potentially
be hiding spyware that forwards passwords
and ID codes on to swindlers.
The user does not know how much value
the Internet provider places on security. Any
sensitive data should be transmitted in
encrypted form only.
It is recommended that users store data
for online purchases and bookings on
external storage media or printing them
out. This allows for later auditing and
proofing how transactions were
Yet at the same time, users must guard
against viruses infecting their external
storage media. The agency also
recommends regularly inspecting account
activity and setting a daily limit for
monetary transactions for online banking.
To prevent subsequent users from
examining your data, all personal
information should be carefully deleted
once the browsing session is finished. This
includes the browser's history directory and
the "Sent Messages" folder on email