Using the Internet Safely for Seniors for Dummies

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Thorndike Press, Oct 1, 2009 - Computers - 471 pages
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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.

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Linda Criddle is a mother of four, the Senior Product Manager for Child Safety in Microsoft's MSN Safety & Security Group, and an internationally recognized speaker on child safety. Her responsibilities include driving the child safety initiative strategy for MSN, participating in Microsoft-wide child safety planning, identifying emerging risks to children on the Internet, and building a child safety compliance program. Linda lectures and advises on Internet child safety risks internationally on behalf of Microsoft and holds several Internet safety patents. Prior to her work at Microsoft, Linda worked with abused women and children's groups in Europe and was an investigative journalist.

Nancy Muir owns a writing and consulting company. She has written more than 40 books on technology and business topics, including Windows Vista Just the Steps For Dummies.

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