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12/22/21
Year in Review: Posts in 2021
Filed under: Recent Posts, Position Searching, Post-docs, Technicians, Observ. Trends, Undergraduate majors
Posted by: site admin @ 12:33 pm

Looking Forward:
                   What not to do on Employer devices

                         Donations and Online Giving Scams

                         Have Practice Restore Backups
                          
                        Hacking and Data Privacy

                       Job Offer leading to ID Theft Krebs

Codebreaker by W. Isaacson

Adam Grant: Think Again

TIP: Evaluating Science Stories-
    Fake or Supported with Data

Thoughts on Attending ACS National
                             Meeting

How to deal with Job Offer

Chemical Enterprise and
           Surveillance Capitalism

Virtual Meetings and Presentations

Interviewing: Robin Roberts
                    Master Class

Career Management. Multi-career
                               Paths

WOW Factor How to Progress
                   in Job Searches

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12/06/21
Looking Forward. Digital Protections
Filed under: Recent Posts, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 8:02 am

How to protect yourself

Experts recommend putting in place protections no matter how
legitimate a request or opportunity seems.

Protect your phone. Smartphones are tiny computers.  Only
download apps that you’ve vetted.

Cellular providers and manufacturers can send unknown numbers
directly voice mail. “On your smartphone, you can go into your
settings and have any unknown number go straight into voicemail,”
“Put your contacts in your phone with their name …” 

Build in safeguards. Use strong, original passwords for different
accounts, especially financial accounts, Narang says.
Install security software on your devices, like an antivirus program or encryption.
“Make sure you have two-factor authentication on your account,” so that
even when you put in the password, you have to verify that it’s you with
a code you receive by text message or a security app on your phone.

Switch to a better device. Consider using an iPad or tablet instead of a laptop
or desktop as they can offer more avenues for entry from viruses and scammers.

Review privacy settings on social media. Make sure your information is
only visible to those you choose. Facebook, Instagram and other social media.

SOURCE:  https://www.fidelity.com/insights/retirement/senior-scams-protection

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