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AARP Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies by Nancy C. Muir, Ryan C. Williams

By Nancy C. Muir, Ryan C. Williams

Protect your privateness and use the web safely!

Don’t permit information approximately net hazards deter you from taking complete benefit of its advantages! the internet is such an awesome and resource for connecting with family and friends, buying, banking, catching up on present occasions, and getting assist in a myriad of the way. permit AARP’s Protecting your self on-line For Dummies arm you with the knowledge you should utilize the net with self belief. You’ll learn:

  • How and why hazards can occur
  • Steps to guard your self from identification robbery, fraud, and electronic mail scams
  • Expert suggestions for developing powerful passwords and storing them safely
  • Information you want to maintain your on-line banking and buying bills safe
  •  By analyzing this advisor and following a number of defense precautions, you may be convinced and safe as you take pleasure in a...

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    For example, tell the service that your favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. Nobody ever guesses that. Chapter 4 Risk-Free E-Mail In This Chapter Creating safe e-mail aliases Dealing with spam Spotting common e-mail scams Dealing with phishing e-mails To a great extent today, e-mail messages have replaced letters, providing an almost instantaneous way to stay in touch, conduct business, and exchange documents. However, e-mail carries certain risks that you should be aware of. An e-mail may contain links or files that, if opened, can place malicious code on your computer or cellphone.

    The e-mail usually trumpets upcoming “hot” stock to entice you into visiting its website. ” At the time of this writing, it isn’t clear whether the scam is being perpetrated to garner personal information to use in further identity theft frauds or whether it’s collecting money for phony stocks. In any event, don’t purchase stocks from unsolicited e-mails; it’s probably just a ruse to get your personal information, or it’s not a good tip anyway. If you’re interested in buying stock, contact a brokerage firm near you and set up a face-to-face meeting in its office.

    At 317-572-3993, or fax 317-572-4002. com/techsupport. Wiley publishes in a variety of print and electronic formats and by print-on-demand. Some material included with standard print versions of this book may not be included in e-books or in print-on-demand. com. com. AARP publishes a variety of print and e-books. org/bookstore. The Library of Congress Control Number is available upon request. ISBN 978-1-118-90455-8 (ePDF); ISBN 978-1-118-92033-6 (ePub) Manufactured in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies Table of Contents Introduction About This Book Icons Used in This Book Where to Go from Here Chapter 1: Safeguarding Your Identity Assessing Your Information Protecting Your Privacy Dealing with Privacy Thieves How thieves obtain your info What to look for in privacy policies Responding to Identity Theft or Fraud Knowing Your Resources Chapter 2: Protecting Yourself from Viruses, Spyware, and Scams Identifying Common Ways Information Is Compromised Viruses Worms Macro viruses Trojan horses Bots Spyware Rootkits Protecting Yourself Recognizing Scams Gone phishing Looking for love Health care scams Bogus charities Bogus invoices Phony investments Temporary account suspension Job scams Chapter 3: Password Secrets Where Do I Use Passwords?

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