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.

Computer Security

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

Malware

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.

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.

Hacked Email

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

Securing Your Wireless Network

Protect the wireless network in your home.

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.

P2P File-Sharing Risks

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

Laptop Security

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

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.

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.

Online Tracking

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

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

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.

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.