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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages

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

Infographic: How to Spot a Tech Support Scam

This infographic explains how tech support scammers contact you and what you can do to avoid a tech support scam.

Shopping Online with Virtual Currencies Infographic

Before you make a purchase with a virtual currency, choose a seller you trust and review the site’s refund policies.

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.

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.

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. 

How To Recover Your Hacked Email or Social Media Account

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

How To Protect Your Privacy Online

When you do anything online, you leave a trail. Learn how online tracking works and what you can do about it.

    How To Safely Use Public Wi-Fi Networks

     Here are some ways to safely use public Wi-Fi when you're out and about. 

      How To Get Less Spam in Your Email

      Here are some things you can do to get fewer spam emails.

      Protect Your Personal Information and Data

      How to protect your devices, networks, and information from scammers.

      How To Protect Your Privacy on Apps

      What you can do to protect your privacy on mobile apps.

      How To Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network

      How to protect your home wireless network.

      How To Recognize, Remove, and Avoid Malware

      Malware is a big threat you to your devices' security. Here's how to recognize, remove, and avoid malware.

      What To Do if You’re the Target of Revenge Porn

      Did someone share an intimate image of you without your OK? Find out what you can do about it.

      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.

      Stalking Apps: What To Know

      Stalking apps on your phone can track or monitor your behavior.

      Virtual Private Network (VPN) Apps on Mobile Devices

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

      Password Checklist

      Here’s a checklist to make sure your passwords are secure.

      Securing Your Internet-Connected Devices at Home

      Steps that can help protect your internet-connected devices.