Computer Security

The internet offers access to a world of products and services, entertainment and information. At the same time, it creates opportunities for scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. Learn how to protect your computer, your information, and your online files.

Disposing of Your Mobile Device

Dispose of your mobile phone safely.

Tech Support Scams

Who is calling out of the blue, claiming to be able to "fix" your computer? A scammer, that’s who.

Phishing

Is a message that asks for your personal information just “phishing” for it?

Computer Security

Secure your computer and protect yourself from hackers, scammers, and identity thieves.

Malware

There are steps you can take to avoid, detect, and get rid of viruses and spyware.

Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

Here’s how you can protect your personal information when you’re using public Wi-Fi hotspots.

"Free" Security Scans

Alarming messages on your computer warning that a ‘free’ scan has found malware could be a rip-off.

Understanding Mobile Apps

Consider these questions before you download a mobile app.

Disposing of Old Computers

Getting rid of a computer? Follow these instructions to protect your personal information.

Cookies: Leaving a Trail on the Web

This Q&A can help answer questions you have about cookies and online tracking.

Securing Your Wireless Network

Protect the wireless network in your home.

Hacked Email

What to do if you think your email or social networking account has been hacked.

Laptop Security

Here’s how to prevent a thief from snatching your laptop — and all the valuable information it houses.

P2P File-Sharing Risks

Consider these computer security risks before you share files through a P2P network.

Using IP Cameras Safely

When you shop for an internet camera, put security features at the top of your list. Here are tips to help.