In an age when everyone can author or share information to a mass audience almost instantly, it is more critical than ever to develop and sharpen our ability to discern the credible from the implausible things we see online.
There are many purveyors of false or biased information on the Internet – a company seductively advertising the effectiveness of its weight loss product, a politically-motivated organization hoping to persuade you to vote for their cause, a hacker attempting to fool you into clicking on something that infects your computer with malicious software.
Thankfully, among the mounds of information we find online, there is also the credible and the safe. It’s a good habit to have and teach others how to figure out which is which. I believe the skill to do this is made up of 2 basic things: information literacy and information security.
Concerning "Information Security", please read my FREE courses here (easy to follow):
- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/visual-it-securityteachers-worksheet-part1/ (Secure surfing-Part1)
- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/visual-it-securityworksheet-secure-surfing-part2/ (Secure surfing-Part2)
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