Information Security at the University of Hawai‘i

Privacy: Keeping Your Private Information Private

Privacy is something that is important to protecting yourself online. Make sure that you are sharing only the information you want to share! It's vital to guard your privacy to protect your identity and finances.

Here are some tips you can use to protect your online information, privacy, and identity.

  • Guard your date of birth (DoB), telephone number, and other private information: Things like your DoB, phone number, and mothers maiden name are important pieces of information used for verification. If a site asks for this information, consider whether or not sharing this information is absolutely necessary.
  • Know what you are sharing: Ensure that the privacy settings on any site are to your liking. If necessary, change your privacy settings. Always be careful about what you post publicly!
  • Use unique passwords for each site: In the event one of your accounts is compromised, having unique passwords will lessen the risk of hackers being able to access other accounts that have your personal information connected with them.

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The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) provides the latest updates about current threats and vulnerabilities. You can subscribe to their feed to get the latest updates about ongoing vulnerabilities and other cyber threats.

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