Protect your privacy and use the Internet more securely with advice from safety expertsIsn't the Internet amazing? But oh, the risks you've heard about - online identity theft, e-mail scams trying to separate you from your bank accounts, phony medical information, and more. Here's the guide you need to steer through the hazards with confidence, so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online - more securely. Have fun - find out how to share photos and videos, chat with others, and participate in online discussions - safely Choose passwords with muscle - they don't have to be hard to remember, just hard to guess Keep your information to yourself - see how personal info is collected and used by legitimate companies - and crooks Safely surfin' - follow these tips to set up a browser, use search engines effectively, and sidestep suspicious ads Protect your pocket - with strong passwords and reasonable caution, online banking and bill-paying might be safer than using your neighborhood bank Stay healthier with online advice - discover how to spot reputable healthcare sites and avoid medical ID theft and scams Learn how to spot online risks - discover how online criminals think, how to recognize risks, and how seniors can become safer onlineOpen the book and find: The tools you need to protect your computer from viruses A guide to your rights when using the Internet How you can help keep your grandchildren safer online A glossary of common computer terms Ways to find movies, games, and music to enjoy online How to use social networking sites safely Surprising ways your personal information can be stolen
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June 12, 2011
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