Internet Security

    July, 2009

  • Secure and Responsible File Sharing - July 29, 2009 02:44 PM
    File-sharing technology (or peer-to-peer technology), first made popular by programs such as Napster and LimeWire, allows users to share all types of files by connecting their computers using the Internet and networking software. Although sharing can give you access to a wealth of information, one should be aware of its many drawbacks and the ways to avoid them.
  • Safe Online Banking - July 29, 2009 10:45 AM
    If long lines at the bank and endless voice messages unreturned by your broker have got you down, the Internet's financial management resources can be a breath of fresh air. But without a human face in front of you, you need to take a few more precautions to safely juggle your money online. This section will help you protect against the Web-savvy swindlers preying on your e-finances.
  • Wireless Security - July 29, 2009 09:34 AM
    Wireless networks are becoming as pervasive as fast food restaurants. As Internet access becomes increasingly mobile and convenient, it's all the more important to ask, how secure is wireless?
  • Internet Safety for Kids - July 28, 2009 04:11 PM
    The Web is filled with opportunities to connect with people. Chat rooms, message boards and social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook are linking millions of people virtually. The sites in this section will detail the steps you can take to tell if these people are a danger to you or your children, how to keep the bad ones away, and what you can do to keep your computer's Internet connection safe for children.
  • Identity Theft Prevention - July 28, 2009 09:20 AM
    The chances are that you or someone you know has been the victim of identity theft. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission estimates that identity theft affects 9 million Americans each year. So prepare yourself, and use the sites in this guide to prevent identity theft.
  • Preventing Spyware - July 27, 2009 04:36 PM
    Spyware is sneaky, sneaky stuff. It covertly installs itself on your computer, and can track where you go and what you buy on the Internet. It also has the annoying tendency of slowing down your computer, thus turning everyday tasks like checking your e-mail into frustrating and laborious endeavors. Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways you can prevent spyware.
  • Computer Virus Protection - July 27, 2009 11:38 AM
    Computer viruses can do some serious damage to your computer and the information stored on it. These self-replicating programs can delete files and hijack your computer, putting it to work for their own purposes. Preventing viruses and other malicious code from gaining access to your computer is the first and most important step to keeping your computer healthy.
  • June, 2007

  • Internet Security: Staying Safe Online - June 18, 2007 12:26 PM
    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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