FTC: Make Computer Security One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

The following computer security tips were posted by the FTC on OnGuardOnline.gov today.

Make Computer Security One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Exercise more. Floss daily. Remember anniversary this year. Something’s missing… computer security! Your list of resolutions isn’t complete until you add “update my security software” and “protect my passwords” to the mix. Don’t […]

Email Safety: To Forward or Not to Forward

To Forward or Not to Forward

The following post was published by the FTC this week with information on email safety and privacy concerns. That is the question. In fact, it’s one of the most common questions we hear from OnGuardOnline.gov visitors.

Email etiquette is important — not only for the sake of your […]

How Can You Help Older Americans Avoid Fraud? Talk About It.

How Can You Help Older Americans Avoid Fraud? Talk About It.

The following is reprinted in part from the FTC’s OnGuardOnline.gov blog. The post was written by Charles Harwood, Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a day to learn the signs of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Yesterday, I […]

Identity Theft Games, Tutorials, Videos – On Guard Online.Gov

Protect Your Identity Week – October 16-22

OnGuardOnline.Gov provides games, tutorials, videos and other ways to learn about protecting our identity.

Here are a few:

Beware of Spyware (Game)

ID Theft FaceOff (Game)

Phishing Scams (Game)

Phishy […]

New and Improved OnGuardOnline Website – FTC

 

FTC Announces New and Improved OnGuardOnline Website

Want to know more about Internet safety and security? Visit the new and improved OnGuardOnline.gov for practical tips and resources on how to be safe, secure and responsible online. Created through a partnership of 16 federal agencies led by the Federal Trade Commission, it’s a great […]