Internet Safety For Kids: The Secret To Keeping Your Privacy

Internet Safety For Kids: The Secret To Keeping Your Privacy Parents often remind their kids not to fill out forms on sites that ask for vital personal information such as name, address, email address, and telephone number. But, parents are often underpowered by the desire of their kids and the smart tactics of some sites. … Continue reading Internet Safety For Kids: The Secret To Keeping Your Privacy

Internet Safety For Kids: The Secret To Keeping Your Privacy

Parents often remind their kids not to fill out forms on sites that ask for vital personal information such as name, address, email address, and telephone number. But, parents are often underpowered by the desire of their kids and the smart tactics of some sites. The problem is, parents often fail to teach their kids how to respond so that their personal information isn’t disclosed.

If you are one of them, then you need help. Here’s how to teach your kids the proper way to respond to sites asking for personal information that would definitely keep their privacy at the same time while enabling them to still use the site.

If the site asks for the real name

Use a handle or an alias.

If the site asks for the address

If the site only requires your town and state, then it is probably safe. But if the site asks for a complete address including the house number, teach your kids to ask you first before filling this space out.

If the site asks for the email address

If this field is required, then teach your kids to create a separate email account for this purpose. In this way, their primary email won’t receive junk mails from unknown senders.

If the site asks for the telephone number

If the completion of the form is only to grant access to online games, then the number is completely unnecessary. But if the site needs the number to send a verification code or access code through text message, then a cell phone number that isn’t registered may be the safest way to give. But still, you may want to tell your kids to approach you first on this issue.

Sites have no capacity to know if the information that your kids have given are true or not, unless of course if your kids input their credit card number. So if the site asks for this kind of information, teach them to consult you first or better, click the back button and ignore the site entirely if the information asked has no relation to the service your kids want with the site.

What is important is to fill up those required fields on the form.

Bottom line is, the website can’t verify if the information given by a user is true or not. They only rely on the information given to them. And if the sites are clever enough, then you teach your kids to think ahead in order to make sure that their privacy isn’t revealed.

So, the secret to keeping your kids’ privacy is teaching them common sense by knowing if the site is fooling them or not and by not revealing something that threatens to violate their privacy.

Cisco CCNP / BSCI Certification: BGP Route Reflector Tutorial

Cisco CCNP / BSCI Certification: BGP Route Reflector Tutorial

When you’re studying for your BSCI exam and CCNP certification, you quickly realize that BGP is a whole new world from anything you’ve previously studies. One topic that sometimes confuses CCNP candidates is when a BGP route reflector needs to be configured.

In the following example, the routers R1, R2, and R3 are all in BGP AS 100. This is not a full mesh, however. There are peer relationships between R1-R2 and R1-R3, but not between R2 and R3. R3 is advertising network 3.3.3.0/24 via BGP, and the route is seen on R1. R1’s iBGP neighbor, R2 does not see the route.

A basic rule of BGP is that a BGP speaker cannot advertise a route to an iBGP neighbor if that route was learned from another iBGP neighbor. Configuring R1 as a route reflector will allow us to circumvent this rule. The entire route reflector process is transparent to the clients, and no configuration is necessary on those clients. We’ll configure R1 as a route reflector for both R2 and R3.

R1(config)#router bgp 100

R1(config-router)#neighbor 172.12.123.2 route-reflector-client

3d18h: %BGP-5-ADJCHANGE: neighbor 172.12.123.2 Down RR client config change

R1(config-router)#neighbor 172.12.123.3 route-reflector-client

3d18h: %BGP-5-ADJCHANGE: neighbor 172.12.123.3 Down RR client config change

The BGP adjacencies do come down when this configuration is added, so this isn’t something you want to do during a peak traffic time.

Once the adjacencies come back up, R2 will have the route to 3.3.3.0/24.

There are other possible solutions to this iBGP limitation, such as configuring BGP confederations. Those solutions are generally used on larger BGP deployments and with other concerns in mind, though, and configuring route reflectors serves this purpose just as well.

Clear Your Browser Cache

When you use a web browser (Internet Explorer, Opera etc) and view web pages these files are automatically saved on your computer. These are known as browser cache or temporary internet files.

Each browser users a different location on your computer to save its cache, and each browser has its own way of clearing this cache. If these arent cleaned out regularly they can consume a large amount of space on your computer!

Below we show you a step by step method for cleaning browsers, Internet Explorer, Opera and Firefox.

Internet Explorer
The first step in clearing the cache/temporary internet files for Internet Explorer is to open a browser window, and select Tools from the top menu and then select Internet Options (last item).

Once this window loads up, we are looking for the Delete Files button. Click this button then tick the box Delete all offline content, then click Ok. This can take a while to process if there is a lot of files to delete. Once done, click Ok and close the control panel window.

Opera
To clean the cache in Opera open the browser then select Tools from the top menu, and go down to Preferences. On the left hand side of the preferences screen, click the label History and Cache. On the right side of the window you will have a button that says Empty now, select this button. If you have a lot of files in the cache this can take a while to process. Once done, click Ok then close the browser window.

Firefox
Cleaning Firefoxs cache is similar to the other browsers. First, open a Firefox browser window, and click Tools from the top menu. Then go down to Options. When the window has opened click on the Privacy icon (on the left). On the right hand screen, you will have a button down the bottom that says Clear, which is to the right of the word Cache. Click this button to clear the Firefox cache. Once done, click Ok and close the browser window.