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Online and Computer Safety

Seven Steps for Safe Computing

Access to information and entertainment, credit and financial services, products from every corner of the world — even to your work — is greater than earlier generations could ever have imagined. Thanks to the Internet, you can order books, clothes, or appliances online; reserve a hotel room across the ocean; download music and games; check your bank balance 24 hours a day; or access your workplace from thousands of miles away.

The flip-side, however, is that the Internet — and the anonymity it affords — also can give online scammers, hackers, and identity thieves access to your computer, personal information, finances, and more.

But with awareness as your safety net, you can minimize the chance of an Internet mishap. Being on guard online helps you protect your information, your computer, even yourself. To be safer and more secure online, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, encourages consumers to adopt these seven practices.

  1. Protect your personal information. It's valuable.
  2. Know who you're dealing with.
  3. Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software, as well as a firewall, and update them all regularly.
  4. Be sure to set up your operating system and Web browser software properly, and update them regularly.
  5. Protect your passwords.
  6. Back up important files.
  7. Learn who to contact if something goes wrong online provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

Safe Computing for Your Business

Protect your Business From Online Fraud

Best Practices for Protecting Online Payments and Financial Data Against Fraud

Computer Security Best Practices

Computer Security Checklist

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