Find It: Digital Security

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Browse non-fiction books on this topic starting at the call number 004.67.

For Everyone

  • On Guard Online - Securing Your Home Computer
    The government’s guide to mobile, laptop and desktop computer safety.
  • Tips for Identifying Fraudulent Emails
    Information about “phishing,” which involves the use of fraudulent emails and copycat websites to trick people into revealing valuable personal information.
  • Common Online Scams
    OnGuardOnline.gov’s list of common online scams and how to recognize them.
  • Tips for Safe Internet Banking
    How to tell if an online bank is legitimate and that your deposits are insured, that your personal information private and secure, understand your rights as a consumer and get assistance from banking regulators.
  • Ultimate Online Shopping Safety
    Approximately 9 million Americans are victims of shopping-related identity theft every year. Here are steps you can take to shop safely online and ensure your peace of mind.
  • Tips for Keeping Your Business Safe Online
    Learn how to assess you business’ risks, train employees in internet safety and more.
  • Safely Donating Money Online
    Follow these steps to protect yourself and ensure that your money gets to the causes you wish to support.
  • Cyberbullying Research Center
    Cyberbullying doesn’t just happen to kids; it can happen to adults and seniors too. Here are some tips on dealing with this issue.
  • Wi-Fi Security Tips
    To protect your information when using wireless hotspots, send information only to sites that are fully encrypted, and avoid using mobile apps that require personal or financial information.
  • Four Methods to Create a Secure Password
    Choose a seemingly random password, one that is near impossible for cracking software to recognize but that has meaning or familiarity for you.

For Kids/Teens

For Parents

  • Tips for Parents
    Brief tips from the National Crime Prevention Council.
  • Good Digital Parenting
    A wealth of articles from the Family Online Safety Institute.
  • Social Networking Safety
    Lists basic terminology about social networking sites that will help parents better understand how to guide their kids.
  • Ten Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online
    Research from the Harvard University-based Berkman Center downgraded online predators to a much lower risk category, but there are still other risks. Learn about three new threats to kids' online safety.

For Seniors

Using Public Computers

Recommended Tools/Resources

via The Library Freedom Project

  • Firefox Privacy and Security Settings
    Of the major internet browsers, Firefox has long been considered the best for digital security.
  • DuckDuckGo
    Consider using this search engine instead of Google. DuckDuckGo has made a pledge not to track users, and its results are comparable to Google’s.
  • Disconnect.me Search
    Disconnect Search lets users search privately using their favorite search engine. It doesn’t log searches, IP addresses, or any other personal info.
  • Privacy Badger
    Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web.
  • HTTPS Everywhere
    HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
  • Malwarebytes
    Malwarebytes detects and removes worms, spyware, and other dangerous malware from your home PC.
  • Smartphone Data Encryption
    Step-by-step instructions on how to protect your smartphone from data mining.

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