Download e-book for kindle: AARP Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies by Nancy C. Muir, Ryan C. Williams

By Nancy C. Muir, Ryan C. Williams

ISBN-10: 1118920333

ISBN-13: 9781118920336

Protect your privateness and use the web safely!

Don’t allow information approximately net dangers deter you from taking complete benefit of its advantages! the internet is such an awesome and resource for connecting with family and friends, procuring, banking, catching up on present occasions, and getting assist in a myriad of how. enable AARP’s Protecting your self on-line For Dummies arm you with the data you can use the web 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 assistance for growing robust passwords and storing them safely
  • Information you want to continue your on-line banking and buying debts safe
  •  By examining this consultant and following a number of safeguard precautions, you will be convinced and safe as you take pleasure in a...

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    Make sure others know where you're going; meet in a very busy, public place; and keep your cellphone handy. Consider what you're saying and sharing in e-mail and how you'd feel if the information were shared with someone other than the recipient. Anything you say in e-mail could be forwarded to others or monitored by employers or family members. Avoid typing sensitive information into public computers such as those found in libraries or Internet cafés. Sensitive information includes your name, phone numbers, account numbers, passwords, and home or e-mail addresses.

    Plenty more apps are available to take their place, in many cases for free, although all free apps tend to have some cost (your e-mail address, for example) to give you the services you need. Again, it’s a trade-off. Responding to Identity Theft or Fraud If identity theft happens to you, act immediately! The following items are in no particular order because the order might well change depending on what’s happened to you. As soon as you identify which accounts have been compromised, contact those providers immediately.

    Appreciating Password Enhancements When you want to keep your information truly secure, you can look into the options in this section to safeguard your passwords. The problem is that you can’t really force accounts to use these measures. If a provider offers these features, by all means take advantage of them! If the provider doesn't give you these options, you can still use a good password and keep your information as secure as possible. But you might encourage the provider to add these services as soon as possible (or look for a different provider): Two-factor authentication: This process requires you to log in at least once to an account using a back-up code in addition to using your password.

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