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

By Nancy C. Muir, Ryan C. Williams

Do not permit information approximately web hazards deter you from taking complete benefit of its merits! the net 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. permit AARP's keeping your self on-line For Dummies arm you with the knowledge you should utilize the web with self belief. by means of studying this advisor and following a number of protection precautions, you'll be convinced and secure as you get pleasure from a attached, electronic existence on-line!

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Many websites ask you to enter a username and password. info Inc. Any dissemination, distribution, or unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. 26 Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies create an account with a username and ­password that you enter every time you want to buy something. com remembers your name, address, and credit card information as part of your account, so you don’t need to enter it every time. If you want to read The New York Times online at www. com, you create an account with a password, too.

Chapter 6 Ten Things You Can Do Today to Protect Yourself T he fact is, hackers are always trying to break down the security of personal and public security technologies that protect companies, governments, other organizations, and thus you and your data — and the bad news is that sometimes they succeed. The good news is that you can do lots of things today to make sure that your digital activities are as safe as possible. If you’re an action-oriented person, this chapter is for you. Here we describe ten things you can do, starting now, to help you stay safe online.

Chapter 3: Password Secrets 29 Your computer operating system can also provide ­encryption options. apple. com/kb/HT4790). 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.

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