July 26th, 2007 | Published in Google Orkut
There are certain things that we all do every day to protect our privacy: lock our homes and cars when we exit, keep our bank codes secret, avoid offers of rides from strangers. These habits have become second nature to most of us. Similarly, there are certain behaviors we should all adopt to keep us safe online. Recently we've come up with three golden rules of orkut safety: Don't Share, Don't Script, Don't spread (say it fast 3 times!). Some of it may seem obvious, so forgive me for sounding like your mother, but you'll really be better off knowing this.
1. Don't share: keep your username, password and personal information secret and change your password regularly.
2. Don't script: Never paste a URL or script into your browser while logged into orkut.com -- no matter what it claims to do. Don't click on links in emails that claim to be from orkut or Gmail. Scan your computer regularly for viruses, spyware, and adware.
3. Don't spread: Never enter your Google Account login and password on sites other than orkut.com and other Google properties. Never check "remember me" when you're on a shared computer.
If you want to learn more about staying safe on orkut, more tips are available in the orkut Privacy Security Center. Have a question about safety that isn't posted on our site? Ask in our orkut Help Group!