"Stay Safe on the Internet" Wordfind
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The Internet and e-mail have opened a wonderful world for many seniors! Communicating with friends and family, researching genealogy, booking vacations, chatting with people from around the world...the virtual world of the web is becoming home to more and more older adults every year.
Of course, just like in the real world, it’s important to take steps to protect your privacy and safety online. Give your brain a workout with this month’s puzzle, which contains 18 terms all having to do with online security. Click here to print your copy of the puzzle.
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Find Out More…
OnGuardOnline.gov is a website developed by a consortium of government agencies (including the Federal Trade Commission, Homeland Security and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service). The site includes easy-to-understand information about safe auctions, phishing, spyware and other scams.
The Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft webpage is a good place to begin in protecting yourself from identity theft and other online scams. It offers information about what to do if you think you've been victimized. The FTC also offers the article "How Not to Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam," and a lively, interactive "phishing" tutorial.
Microsoft's At Home Security web section offers information about keeping your personal computer safe from viruses, spyware and other threats to online security. The site includes helpful informational videos to teach you the basics.
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