CyberCafePro is always concerned about keeping the members of the CyberCafePro Community safe. This includes both location owners and the users at the Internet cafe, cyber cafe or public access location. Public access location such as Internet cafes, cyber cafes, tele-centers and libraries can be any easy way to compromise your identity or personal information. Here are some tips to help keep you safe while in a public access PC location.
Google Chrome offers "incognito" browser windows by pushing ctrl-shift-n on your keyboard. This is an excellent safety measure. Pages you view in incognito tabs won’t stick around in your browser’s history, cookie store, or search history after you’ve closed all of your incognito tabs. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be kept. Learn more about incognito browsing.
Internet Explorer offers InPrivate browsing that leaves no trace of specific web activity. To use this push ctrl-shift-p on your keyboard.
Internet Explorer and Google Chrome can keep record of your passwords and every page you visit, even after you have closed them and logged out. For both browsers use Ctrl-Shift-Delete to bring up their browser clearing option. Clear everything possible.
These measures provide some protection against casual hackers who use a public computer after you have. But keep in mind that an industrious thief might have installed sophisticated software on the public computer that records every keystroke and then emails that information back to the thief. Then it doesn't matter if you haven't saved your information or if you've erased your tracks. They still have access to this information. If you really want to be safe, avoid typing your credit card number or any other financial or otherwise sensitive information into any public computer.
|Kevin Klimack | CyberCafePro Manager
Kevin has been a member of the CyberCafePro team since 2000. If there is a question feel free to ask in the Member's Area.