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Safe Use of the Internet
Introduction
 
With all the talk about viruses, identity theft and security breaches, using the Internet can seem pretty dangerous. But, by looking for certain warning signs and taking some basic precautions, you can make 'surfing' the Internet much safer.

Featured Links
 
  • safeshopping.org 
    Some excellent advice about shopping on the Internet from the American Bar Association.
 
  • US-CERT: Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites 
    Social networking sites such as MySpace are booming in popularity - especially with teenagers and young adults. But, the nature of these sites creates security risks, so there are some basic precautions you should take when using them.
 
  • Microsoft - Browser Hijacking 
    'Browser hijacking' is an online attack where a hacker takes control of your computer's Internet browser and changes what it displays when you're surfing the Web. This article talks about how it happens, and what you can do to restore your browser's settings.
 
 
  • The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
    IC3 was established as a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to serve as a means to receive Internet related criminal complaints and to further research, develop and refer the criminal complaints to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies for any investigation they deem to be appropriate.

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