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- 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.
- Kids’ Rules for Online Safety
A series of agreements that parents can share with kids to improve their awareness of internet safety.
- For Kids: Your Online Identity
Explains in easy-to-understand terms why it’s important to protect your online identity.
- NetSmartz.org's Teen Page
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s page for discussing digital safety and ethics.
- For Teens: Protecting Your Online Identity and Reputation
This article discuss the ways teens can safeguard their online presence.
- Online Gaming Safety
The National Cyber Security Alliance’s tips for protecting your identity and computer during online gaming sessions.
- 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.
- Stop. Think. Connect.
The Department of Homeland Security’s resources for older Americans on the web.
- AARP’s Technology Education Center
This resource includes an online safety section, with information about online dating and shopping.
- How Older Adults Can Stay Safe When Dating Online
Seniors should look out for red flags that indicate the person on the other end of the Internet connection is a scam artist looking to steal your money and not your heart.
Using Public Computers
- Five safety tips for using a public computer
Microsoft’s suggestions for safe browsing on public computers.
- Internet Safety for Travelers
Travel guru Rick Steves’ tips for using computers on the road.
- 9 Tips for Staying Safe on Public Wi-Fi
Ways you can secure your personal laptop when using it at the library or on other public wi-fi networks.
- Firefox Privacy and Security Settings
Of the major internet browsers, Firefox has long been considered the best for digital security.
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 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.