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5-26-2008 @ 7:08PM
Hi Jon, Great article! In my experience, internet security is all in the details - like having different passwords for each site etc. It's not a matter of being paranoid about each mouse click, rather, just being aware of each of your internet personalities, and whether or not they can be linked.I have heard of some recruitment agencies running internet searches based on your name, and any other details on your CV (resume for the Americans in the audience) - so imagine them finding your forum posts and facebook/bebo accounts etc based on your email address? And this is just some casual googling with the basic information you've provided to them.Another thing to be very aware of is, when signing up with guild forums, your email address (and sometimes name if you provide it) is freely available to those running the site. Usually, when members leave a guild, their profile isn't removed from the guild site - while you might trust those who run the guild now, you can't control who will see that information in the future. If you're leaving a guild on friendly terms, it would be advisable to have a quiet word with whoever runs the site to get your details blanked or deleted.
5-27-2008 @ 12:48AM
I've actually created an email address for each of my characters in each of the games that I play. That minimizes the connections being made between them based on email, and prevents someone from "following" me to a different game or even to a different server on WoW.Gmail accounts are fast to make and easy to manage.
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