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Helpful Links for Home Internet Use



  • Cybersecurity Tips from the US Department of Homeland Security: this site provides user-friendly, non-technical tips on a wide range of common security issues including but not limited to: how to recognize spyware, viruses and hoaxes; preventing and responding to identity theft; and recovering from viruses.


  • Email Hoaxes, Urban Legends and Scams (snopes.com): this site helps you determine whether an "important" message you received that should immediately be forwarded to "everyone you know" is a hoax or urban legend. 



  • Microsoft Safety & Security Center: those using a Windows-based computer and/or Internet Explorer will find information about how to update, fix and protect their computer as well as other helpful information on this website.



  • StaySafeOnline.Org:  this comprehensive website has information on a myriad of topics including  how to: keep a clean machine, protect your personal information, secure your accounts and more as well as links to free computer security checkups. It also has information on what to do should you find yourself to be a victim of ID theft, fraud or other cyber crime.
  • Stop.Think.Connect (StaySafeOnline): a comprehensive website created by the National CyberSecurity Alliance to provide education on using the internet safely and securely at home, work and school.