Internet Security

Whether you’re accessing the internet from the comfort of your living room or 30,000 feet in the air, you want what you’re doing online to have protection. That goes for shopping, banking, and just having fun. Learn how to do just that.

Online Shopping
Shopping online — through retailer apps and on the internet — continues to grow in popularity. But just because more people are doing it, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a few precautions. Learn how to shop in a safer way to reduce your risks.
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Passwords & Encryption
Do you have a strong and unique password for each of your online accounts? You should. And how do you help ensure that the passwords and other information you’re sharing online remain as secure as possible?
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Social Media
Whether you’re posting, tweeting, or just following people who do, you want to make sure you’re doing it smartly. Sharing too much information online can put you at risk of identity theft. Be careful out there!
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Scams
Whether you’re online or on your phone, criminals are there, too. They want to trick you into giving them money or personal information. Avoid being a victim. Get tips and information to help you fight back and stay safer.
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Internet Security Related Articles
Be Careful What You Download? App-solutely!
There’s a hidden problem with some apps, and that’s the amount of data they can access through your device, possibly leaving your privacy vulnerable.
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Cellphone Security: What to Do to Keep Teens Safe
Just having a smartphone makes your kids an easy target of cybercriminals. Hackers are targeting smartphones because they’re filled with personal data.
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Cybercrime Expert Insights and Tips: Q&A With Justin Feffer
Cybersecurity is a marathon, not a sprint. Sgt. Justin Feffer, L.A.-based law enforcement officer and cybercrimes investigator, is in it for the long run.
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Encryption: What You Need to Know
Encryption helps keep you safe while doing things like browsing the Web, shopping online, and reading email on your computer or mobile device. Here's how.
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Facebook Feature Can Lead to Identity Theft
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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Fingerprints, Passwords, SSNs—There’s Got to be a Better Way
Whether it’s fingerprints or Social Security numbers, permanent credentials are just waiting to be stolen by identity thieves.
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What Are Your Identity Theft Risks on LinkedIn?
What can you do to gain the rewards of using LinkedIn, while minimizing the risks?
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The Internet of Things: Teddy Bear Edition
Soft and sweet, but not secure. That’s how you might describe the CloudPets “smart” teddy bear following reports of yet another Internet of Things snafu.
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Is a Password Manager Right for You?
A password manager is a good choice for many folks to manage their online accounts. But how do you know if one's right for you?
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Is Your Smartphone Tracking Your Every Move?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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Is the Health Data Captured by Your Smart Watch Vulnerable
If you’re wearing a so-called smartwatch or other device that tracks your activity, you’re not alone. So how safe is your health data on such devices?
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Keystroke Logging
Software programs that execute keystroke logging, and then transmit the data to identity thieves, can be downloaded onto your computer without you knowing they’re there.
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File Sharing
One of the most common ways identity thieves get a hold of information is through peer-to-peer, file-sharing networks.
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Netflix Email Scam Targets 110 Million Subscribers: Here's What to Do
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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IRS Calls This One of the Most Dangerous Email Phishing Scams
Cybercriminals are now combining two different email phishing scams to target some organizations in two, painful and expensive ways.
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Online Romance: Plenty of Fish in the Sea or Swimming in Dangerous Waters?
Online romance is great, except when it's not. It pays to be aware of the scams aimed at stealing your identity or your money—instead of your heart.
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How to Pick a Secure Password
Most passwords are not as strong as they need to be. Follow these simple steps to give yours greater muscle.
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Ransomware: What You Need to Know
Ransomware is intended to force a ransom by the victim to the person who launched the ransomware attack. Often, by locking the computer files. Learn more. 
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15 Tips for Safe Holiday Online Shopping
Holiday shopping online can be irresistible. Here’s the gift you can really use: tips for safe holiday online shopping.
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15 Tips for Safe Online Shopping
Online shopping is easy to love. But identity thieves can steal the joy. Before you click "buy," check out these tips to help you do safe online shopping.
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Social Media Behavior Leads to Identity Theft
Whether using Instagram or Facebook for a scam, social media is becoming an integral part of identity theft.
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5 Steps to Protect Your Identity on Facebook
Check your Facebook timeline. With little scrolling find over sharing by your friends. Here are 5 steps you can take to prevent identity theft on Facebook.
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The Latest Scam: “Malicious Tagging” on Facebook
The BBB outlines a number of steps to take when you suspect or are confronted with malicious tagging on Facebook, and in some case, when using Twitter.
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Travelers Beware: This Network is Unsecured
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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Are Virtual Reality Apps Virtually Safe?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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WannaCry Ransomware Hits Computers Globally. Here's What You Can Do.
The global computer threat that came from the WannaCry ransomware attack appears to be somewhat under control after several days, but don’t relax.
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5 Ways to Help Protect Your Personal Information Online
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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