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Wolverine

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Chatrooms are virtual places on the Internet where people can get together and ‘talk’ using text. Some use specific programs to access and use the facility, others are built into websites, including social networking sites.

Because the presence of such a large online community of anonymous strangers and the unfiltered, unmoderated discussions, you need to be aware of the potential risks of using chatrooms, and how to overcome them.

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  • Never disclose private information in chatrooms.
  • Be very careful about how and when you meet people in person.
  • Be very careful about acting on the advice of people trying to persuade your basic beliefs or ideologies.

The Risks

  • Encountering comments that are violent, sexual, extremist or racist in nature, or offensive activities and hateful attitudes.
  • Strangers you meet in chat rooms may be cyber stalkers or intend to threaten or harass you, persuade you to change your ideologies or have sexual intentions.
  • Young adults and children may be lured into inappropriate conversations with ill-meaning adults.
  • Encountering unrestrained expressions of strongly-worded opinions and emotions, sometimes known as ‘flaming’. This can make the chatting experience unpleasant for everyone else in the room.
  • Being tricked by other people in the chatroom into divulging personal or financial information either in the chatroom or on fraudulent websites.
Chat Safely
  • Be careful who you trust online and remember that some online ‘friends’ are really strangers.
  • Keep your personal information secret when completing your profile or chatting online (name, address, telephone number, mobile number, private email address, picture), even if people ask for this.
  • Remember that you can always log out to avoid unwelcome situations, or change your screen name.
  • Do not hesitate to block people you do not want to chat to.
  • Think before you answer private messages.
  • Do not use your real name – but instead a nickname (but not one that will attract the wrong type of attention).
  • Take action if you think your friends are at risk.
  • Learn how to keep/save a copy of the conversation in chat – this may be useful if you want to report something.
  • Report people breaking the rules to the chatroom provider.
  • Take care if meeting in person someone you have only been in touch with online. Tell a family member or friend and consider taking them with you – at least on the first visit. Meet and remain in a public place. Always have a mobile phone with you which is switched on. Stay sober. Take care of your personal belongings.

Additional Security:

Protecting against keyloggers covers a fairly standard security spectrum. That is, your online and personal digital security needs this level of protection on a day-to-day basis. There’s a lot more than just keyloggers out there.

  • NEVER open/download attachments from random emails. It might be a virus which can get your all logged in access (Facebook/Instagram/Mail etc.) to the hacker/attacker.
  • NEVER download anything from any link you are not absolutely sure of. Hacker/attacker can attempt a polite approach by requesting you to open/download that file.
  • Always use antivirus and update regularly.

HAPPY CHATTING!!!!!!
 

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the point behind @Wolverine brother post, you have to protect yourself while when you connect online on net and when you browse or surf websites, only visit verify website and trusty ones.. and more are he did in detail post it for safety precautions.
barak Allaahu feek.
 

Wolverine

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Just a reminder for people who are new to chat-world.
 

Halam

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Chatrooms are virtual places on the Internet where people can get together and ‘talk’ using text. Some use specific programs to access and use the facility, others are built into websites, including social networking sites.

Because the presence of such a large online community of anonymous strangers and the unfiltered, unmoderated discussions, you need to be aware of the potential risks of using chatrooms, and how to overcome them.

Get started...

  • Never disclose private information in chatrooms.
  • Be very careful about how and when you meet people in person.
  • Be very careful about acting on the advice of people trying to persuade your basic beliefs or ideologies.

The Risks

  • Encountering comments that are violent, sexual, extremist or racist in nature, or offensive activities and hateful attitudes.
  • Strangers you meet in chat rooms may be cyber stalkers or intend to threaten or harass you, persuade you to change your ideologies or have sexual intentions.
  • Young adults and children may be lured into inappropriate conversations with ill-meaning adults.
  • Encountering unrestrained expressions of strongly-worded opinions and emotions, sometimes known as ‘flaming’. This can make the chatting experience unpleasant for everyone else in the room.
  • Being tricked by other people in the chatroom into divulging personal or financial information either in the chatroom or on fraudulent websites.
Chat Safely
  • Be careful who you trust online and remember that some online ‘friends’ are really strangers.
  • Keep your personal information secret when completing your profile or chatting online (name, address, telephone number, mobile number, private email address, picture), even if people ask for this.
  • Remember that you can always log out to avoid unwelcome situations, or change your screen name.
  • Do not hesitate to block people you do not want to chat to.
  • Think before you answer private messages.
  • Do not use your real name – but instead a nickname (but not one that will attract the wrong type of attention).
  • Take action if you think your friends are at risk.
  • Learn how to keep/save a copy of the conversation in chat – this may be useful if you want to report something.
  • Report people breaking the rules to the chatroom provider.
  • Take care if meeting in person someone you have only been in touch with online. Tell a family member or friend and consider taking them with you – at least on the first visit. Meet and remain in a public place. Always have a mobile phone with you which is switched on. Stay sober. Take care of your personal belongings.

Additional Security:

Protecting against keyloggers covers a fairly standard security spectrum. That is, your online and personal digital security needs this level of protection on a day-to-day basis. There’s a lot more than just keyloggers out there.

  • NEVER open/download attachments from random emails. It might be a virus which can get your all logged in access (Facebook/Instagram/Mail etc.) to the hacker/attacker.
  • NEVER download anything from any link you are not absolutely sure of. Hacker/attacker can attempt a polite approach by requesting you to open/download that file.
  • Always use antivirus and update regularly.

HAPPY CHATTING!!!!!!
Baja farmaya bhai.
 
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