The news daily reports viruses and other pests that can attack your computer and put your personal information at risk. These resources can help you keep you computer and your personal information secure.
The Money Matters Report Protecting Yourself Against Attacks on Computer and Personal Privacy provides tips and tools.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) publications page has these articles on securing your computer:
- Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet provides recommendations on steps to take to make sure your computer is protected before connecting to the Internet.
- Home Network Security describes the steps to make a home network secure especially if using a high-speed (broadband) connection such as DSL or a cable modem.
- Securing Your Web Browser describes the steps you can take to make your browser more secure.
OnGuard Online provides practical tips to help you protect yourself against Internet fraud, secure your computer, protect your personal information. The site is provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the technology industry.
The FTC also offers numerous fact sheets and consumer alerts related to computers and the Internet. Articles include:
- How Not to Get Hooked by a 'Phishing" Scam
- Social Networking Sites: A Parent's Guide and Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens
In additions to the articles listed above, US-CERT also provides numerous cyber security tips including:
- Protecting Your Privacy
- Recognizing and Avoiding Spyware
- Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
- Browsing Safely: Understanding Active Content and Cookies
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