Internet Security


Internet Security: Staying Safe Online

Think of the Internet as a vast city filled with people—some of them honest, others less so. On it you'll find predators of all types, but you'll also find the information and safeguards you need to safely stroll the streets of the electronic world. Whether you're worried about identity theft or your children's safety, or if the thought of computer viruses or your online finances keep you up at night, there are resources and sites out there to let you rest assured. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

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Basics of Internet Security

There are all manner of e-threats online, and all species of cyber-predator. It's hard to keep track of it all, but help is out there. These sites will give you the rundown on the different aspects of Internet security and how you can get started securing your e-life.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • The threats you're under depend on what type of computer user you are. Peruse these sites for tips and information relevant to all types of Internet security. Think of them as your go-to guys for cyber safety. Then, for a closer look, focus in on those parts most relevant to your computer lifestyle and make use of the other sections of this guide.
  • To Mac or to PC (or Linux, etc...)? That is the question. Macs and PCs have very different security vulnerabilities, and different programs and means to deal with threats. Before you start installing, know what computer you're running. And before you buy a computer, research which might be more secure for you.

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