Tag: online safety

Got a question about a product or an account from a big-name online retailer that makes you want to speak directly to their customer service representative? What do you do first? Go to their website, of course. Can’t find a phone number there...

Time to create another password? Make it a secure one. A little extra attention when you create a strong password can prevent an attacker from getting access to your account.Your password should be long, complex, and unique. Here are additional...

Ya sea en un hotel o aeropuerto de cualquier lugar del mundo, o en la cafetería de la esquina, es probable que hayas usado hotspots o puntos de conexión Wi-Fi gratuitos. Si bien son convenientes, a menudo son inseguros. ¿Cómo puedes reducir...

Whether in a hotel or airport across the world, or in the coffee shop just down the street, chances are you’ve used free Wi-Fi hotspots. While convenient, they’re often unsecure. So how can you reduce your risk? Encryption — having...

As May ends, we’re wrapping up Older Americans Month, with its theme “get into the act.” But it’s not too late for older Americans to get into the act online. If you’re an older adult who’s active online (or maybe...

The Federal Trade Commission and 27 members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), a group of privacy enforcement agencies around the world, are marshaling resources to protect the privacy of children online.The FTC enforces the Children...

We love technology. So it’s disturbing when it’s used to threaten or harass people – especially domestic violence and stalking victims.  With computers and mobile phones, abusers have more tools for stalking. They can...

FTC blog posts don’t usually come with parental advisory notices, but in the case of Craig Brittain and his now-defunct revenge porn website, isanybodydown.com, we might need to make an exception. Because, in case you missed it: revenge porn....

Sorry, folks, I don’t have any cake to share for this celebration, but don’t let that stop you from participating in Data Privacy Day. There are practical things you can do today, and every day, to protect your personal information. Here...

Expecting packages shipped to your home this holiday season? You’re not the only one… scammers are, too.We’ve learned of a phony “delivery failure notification” email making the rounds. It looks like it’s from...

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