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Cyberspace Safety

Digital technology continues to grow in geometric proportions and is the basis for everything we do in our daily lives from buying that first cup of early morning coffee at the local convenience store to the exploration of space.  And we all know what happens when a computer crashes.  Arguably, computer technology's biggest impact on the life of the average person would have to be the advent and rapid proliferation of the internet and it's ability to bring the wonders of the world into our homes through our personal computers.  And, as often is the case, when something new comes down the pike, there are always those who waste no time in figuring out how to turn something great into a criminal enterprise.  

With that thought in mind we have created this portion of our website to help keep you and your family safe as you enjoy the wonders of computer technology.  We will address issues such as identify theft, Internet predators, and other issues that you, as a consumer and user of this new and growing technology, might encounter through the use of your personal computer. 

Internet Safety Updates

IMS Security Administrator

04.15.10 - Beware of unsolicited emails from Citi Bank advising that "Your international bill pay service has been activated" and requests that you click a link to adminster it.  This is a phising attempt that will send your personal information to a computer in China that will attempt to collect your login credentials.  If you receive a message such as this or something similar it is best to simply delete it.  Most, if not all, financial or banking instituions do not send unsolicited email messages asking for your personal information or request that you log on to their web sites and perform a specific task. 


The Orange County Sheriff's Office has partnered with the Orange County Library to provide you with this message of caution and guidance as you endeavor to conquer the wide world web. The message is geared toward our younger visitors and teens, but all of our visitors can receive some refreshing tips from the various links which are featured. Click here http://breeze.ocls.info/p89606049/ for a video message and once on the library page enjoy the other links and tutorials.

Internet Safety Resources On Line

Follow these links for current and useful information on internet and computer safety

Internet Safety 101