Security Tips

February 10, 2015, is the 12th Safer Internet Day celebrated worldwide!

The theme for the day is: "Let's create a better internet together". Once again, all stakeholders – children and young people, parents and carers, teachers and educators, or industry and politicians – are invited to join in marking the day and working together to build a better internet for all, but particularly children and young people.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and yes, romance is in the air. Show how much you care by sharing this short online safety Q&A with your loved one.

Has your security software been updated recently? The bad guys constantly come up with new ways to attack your computer. Your security software must be up-to-date to keep you protected. Set your security software, operating system, and web browser to update automatically. It’s just one less thing for you and your loved ones to worry about.

What should you do if your email or social media account gets hacked? If you think someone’s taken over your account: make sure your security protections are current, reset your passwords, and warn your friends. Get detailed steps on what you should do if your account has been hacked, and what you can do to reduce your chances of getting hacked in the first place.

Have you heard about the latest online scam? The FTC’s Scam Alerts give you a window into what’s happening out there. You’ll be better equipped to spot scams and avoid getting tricked. Sign up now — it’s free! Let your loved ones know about it, too.

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