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Sams Teach Yourself the Internet in 24 Hours, Sixth Edition by Ned Snell

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Appendix C. Protecting Your Privacy (and Other Security Stuff)

You may hear a lot on the news about what a dangerous place the Internet can be. Because you’re reading this, you’re brave enough to go online anyhow, even if you’re a little concerned. (I like that about you.)

Although there are a few online pitfalls to watch out for, most of the stuff you hear about danger online is hype, and the few real risks are easily avoidable.

Smart Surfing

Forms are the one part of Web browsing where you really need to be careful about your privacy. When you finish making all of your entries and selections in a form, you send it to the server. A button always appears near the form, usually labeled Submit, Send, or Done. (I’ll just call it the Submit button from ...

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