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Using the Internet Safely for Seniors for Dummies

By Linda Criddle

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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0470457457


Format: Book
Author: Criddle, Linda
Summary: Provides information for seniors on ways to safely surf the Internet, covering such topics as email, social networking, blogging, online dating, and shopping.
Title: Using the Internet safely for seniors for dummies / by Linda Criddle and Nancy Muir.
Publisher Date: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., c2009.
Subject: Internet -- Safety measures Internet and older people World Wide Web
Isbn: 0470457457 9780470457450
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 025.04 Cri
Oclc: 8016925
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Bib Id: 320460

Format: Book
Author: Criddle, Linda
Summary: Provides information for seniors on ways to safely surf the Internet, covering such topics as email, social networking, blogging, online dating, and shopping.
Title: Using the Internet safely for seniors for dummies / by Linda Criddle and Nancy Muir.
Publisher, Date: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., c2009.
Description: xii, 371 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series: --For dummies
Series: --For dummies
Subjects: Internet -- Safety measures
Subjects: Internet and older people
Subjects: World Wide Web
Other Author: Muir, Nancy, 1954-
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: bl2009014289
ISBN: 0470457457
ISBN: 9780470457450
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 025.04 Cri