Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies by Nancy C. Muir

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating

Synopsis

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—securelySee how, with strong passwords and reasonable caution, online banking and bill-paying might be safer than the old wayLearn to install and set up a browser, use search engines effectively, and sidestep suspicious adsDiscover how personal information is collected and used by legitimate companies — and by crooksBe able to spot risks, find out how online criminals think, and know what makes you vulnerableEnjoy social networking sites without putting yourself at riskSpot 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.

 

About Nancy C. Muir

See more books from this Author
Nancy C. Muir is a writer and consultant as well as the author of more than 100 books on business and technology. Her credits include multiple editions of Computers For Seniors For Dummies and Laptops & Tablets For Seniors For Dummies.
 
Published June 13, 2011 by For Dummies. 388 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies
85%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 10 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review