When visiting unknown websites, be vigilant with protecting your identity. Remember that some information is automatically made visible to the site. Information such as the computer's IP address, domain name (e.g., .com, .gov, or .edu), software details and page visit information is often saved in cookies so that the organization may develop & store user profiles of website visitors.
Be careful when supplying personal information - unless you trust a site, don't give your address, password, or credit card information. Look for indications that the site uses SSL to encrypt your information. Although some sites require you to supply your social security number (e.g., sites associated with financial transactions such as loans or credit cards), be especially wary of providing this information online.
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