Covering your tracks

If someone who is threatening you has access to your e-mail account, they can read your incoming and outgoing e-mails. If you want your account to be secured against unauthorised access, use a password that is not easy to guess. Preferably a combination of letters and numbers.

If you receive e-mails from someone with threats or harassment, print them out so you have evidence in case of an emergency.

Cover your tracks in the Internet

Your Internet browser stores information, data and graphics from the websites you visited last. So that other people cannot track these, delete the data stored using your browser’s settings.

Internet Explorer
Click on the menu “Options”. Click on “Delete browsing history”, select the files to be deleted (it’s best to mark them all) and then click on “Delete”.

Click on the menu “Edit”, select “Settings”, then “Navigator” and click on “Delete history”. Then select “Extended”, “Cache” and click on “Delete memory cache”.

Mozilla Firefox
Click on the menu “Extras”, then on “Delete latest chronic”. Here you can select whether to delete “Today’s chronic”, the “Last hour(s)” or “Everything”. Then click on “Delete now”.

Despite these notes, it is possible that your tracks are not entirely erased. Many browser types have other ways to save and display the websites visited.

It is therefore safest to access Internet information in a public place (e.g. Internet café, at your workplace, or at a person you trust).

But there too, you should also delete the cache as described above.