Using the Internet Safely for Seniors for Dummies

Using the Internet Safely for Seniors for Dummies

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The Internet is amazing, but the risks you?ve heard about are real, too. You can avoid being a victim of online crime with the simple steps for staying safe online that you?ll find in Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies.

Here?s the guide you need to steer safely through the hazards so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online ? more securely. Learn to protect yourself from online predators, create strong passwords, find reliable information, spot e-mail and phishing scams, and much more.

Find out how to share photos and videos, chat with others, and participate in online discussions?securely See how, with strong passwords and reasonable caution, online banking and bill-paying might be safer than the old way Learn to install and set up a browser, use search engines effectively, and sidestep suspicious ads Discover how personal information is collected and used by legitimate companies ? and by crooks Be able to spot risks, find out how online criminals think, and know what makes you vulnerable Enjoy social networking sites without putting yourself at risk Spot reputable healthcare sites and avoid medical ID theft and scams

There?s even a glossary of common computer terms and a guide to your rights when using the Internet. Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies helps you feel more secure by showing you how to protect yourself while enjoying the Web.

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub. ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], c2009.
ISBN: 9780470457450
Characteristics: xii, 371 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Muir, Nancy 1954-


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May 31, 2017

I am a senior who has been using a computer for years just to scan the news and answer emails. Since I would like to accomplish more onmy computer, I read this book.

Understanding computer security was very valuable for me such as making sure I am getting Windows updates, using defender correctly and running scans. I also needed to know more about phishing scams and being more careful in opening my emails and this book did a good job of giving me the basic information I needed.

I would have liked more information about the different security systems, malware detectors etc....


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