Internet Security

Subject Guides Internet Security

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General

Cyber Security Tips
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/
Cyber Security Tips describe and offer advice about common security issues for non-technical computer users.

Cyber-bullying, stalking, and Internet saftey

Safe Surfing
http://kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/internet_safety.html
For Kids and Teens. For more great online safety links see our Kids and Teens pages.

Wired Safety
http://www.wiredsafety.org/
Covers social networking, parent concerns, scams, hacking, online dating, cyberbullying, and law enforcement.

Viruses, Email Hoaxes and Urban Folklore

Email Scam Competency Test
This online quiz is designed to teach you to distinguish legitimate emails from scams.

Email Hoax Information
http://antivirus.about.com/od/emailhoaxes/Email_Hoaxes.htm
Virus hoaxes and myths explained.

Snopes.com
http://www.snopes.com
Index of internet hoaxes, email virus scams, and urban legends.

Urban Legends
http://urbanlegends.about.com/
Real or fake? Verify it here.

Scambusters
http://www.scambusters.org
Resources on how to avoid the most popular scams, identity theft threats, and urban legends making the rounds.

MyMoney.gov
http://www.mymoney.gov/category/topics/scams/-fraud.html
U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission, providing financial education resources for all Americans

Identity Theft and Phishing

Identity Theft and Identity Fraud
http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html
How to avoid becoming a victim, from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Anti-Phishing Working Group
http://www.antiphishing.org/
Global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.

Online Shopping Tips
http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs23-shopping.htm
from Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

Looks Too Good to be True
http://www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com/
Developed by a joint federal law enforcement and industry task force, this site is built to educate you, the consumer, and help prevent you from becoming a victim of an Internet fraud scheme.

Identity Theft Resource Center
http://www.idtheftcenter.org
A nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. The ITRC provides consumer and victim support as well as public education.

Free Virus and Spyware Software

AVG Free
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
AVG Free provides you with basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows and is available to download for free.

Avast!
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
Avast! antivirus Home Edition provides antivirus protection free of charge for non-commercial & home use only.

Spybot Search and Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html
Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications.

Ad-Aware Free
http://lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
Free anti-spyware software for home users.

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