Online 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.

Computer & Mobile Security

Computer Security

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

How to Protect Your Data Before You Get Rid of Your Computer

Before you get rid of your old computer, delete your personal information from the hard drive so it doesn’t end up in the hands of an identity thief.

How to Protect Your Phone and the Data on It

Find out what you can do to protect the data on your phone, and how to erase that information before you get rid of your phone.

Laptop Security

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


Steps you can take to avoid, detect, and get rid of viruses and spyware.

Online Tracking

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about online tracking – how it works and how you can control it.

P2P File-Sharing Risks

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


Here’s how you can reduce unwanted commercial emails.


Securing Your Wireless Network

Protect the wireless network in your home.

Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

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

Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps

If youre looking for a more secure way to use public Wi-Fi, know the benefits and risks of Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps.

Apps & Devices

Apps to Help You Shop in Stores

What to know about apps that help you make purchases and find deals in brick-and-mortar stores

How to Secure Your Voice Assistant and Protect Your Privacy

Here's what you can do to keep your voice assistant and recordings private and secure. 

Mobile Payment Apps: How to Avoid a Scam When You Use One

Learn how mobile payment apps work and how to avoid sending money to a scammer.

Understanding Mobile Apps

Consider these questions before you download a mobile app.

Using A Health App Infographic

Using a health app? Here are some ways to protect your privacy and reduce the chance of identity theft and other fraud.

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.

Common Online Scams

Hacked Email

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

How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself.

How to Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages

Find out what you can do about unwanted text messages and how to report them.

How to Spot, Avoid and Report Tech Support Scams

Tech support scammers want you to pay them to fix a non-existent computer problem. Learn how to avoid and report tech support scams.

What You Need to Know About Romance Scams

Romance scammers create fake profiles on dating apps or social media sites and trick people into sending money. Learn the #1 tip for avoiding a romance scam.