Subject Guides Internet Security

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Cyber Security 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
For Kids and Teens. For more great online safety links see our Kids and Teens pages.

Wired Safety
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
Virus hoaxes and myths explained.
Index of internet hoaxes, email virus scams, and urban legends.

Urban Legends
Real or fake? Verify it here.

Resources on how to avoid the most popular scams, identity theft threats, and urban legends making the rounds.
U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission, providing financial education resources for all Americans

Identity Theft and Phishing

Identity Theft and Identity Fraud
How to avoid becoming a victim, from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Anti-Phishing Working Group
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
from Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

Looks Too Good to be True
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
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
AVG Free provides you with basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows and is available to download for free.

Avast! antivirus Home Edition provides antivirus protection free of charge for non-commercial & home use only.

Spybot Search and Destroy
Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications.

Ad-Aware Free
Free anti-spyware software for home users.

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