Thursday, January 8, 2009

Genealogy and Internet Security

We cannot be reminded too often about securing our personal data online. Based on his own personal experience with hackers and security violations, Alan Smith, in his most recent article, "Genealogy and Internet Security," offers a few specifics for ensuring your personal information when working online. One point was addressed specifically to those who publish, which the average researcher might not have considered previously: "If you publish a book or a newsletter on family history, include a copyrighted message and warning that information in your publication is not to be posted on the Internet." Of course, that does not guarantee it won't be done, but it's a start. 

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