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Using the Internet Safely for Seniors for Dummies [text (large Print)]

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.

Format

Large Print

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Publish Date

2009

ISBN

9781410418838


Format: Large Print
Author: Criddle, Linda
Summary: Isn't the internet amazing? But, oh, the risks you've heard about - identity theft, e-mail scams, phony medical information, and more. Here's the guide you need to avoid the hazards with confidence, so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online more securely. Experts show you how to keep your computer virus-free, use social networking sites safely, protect your personal information, and keep your grandchildren safe online.
Title: Using the Internet safely for seniors for dummies [text (large print)] / Linda Criddle and Nancy Muir.
Publisher Date: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2009.
Subject: Internet and older people Computers and families Internet -- Safety measures
Isbn: 9781410418838 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1410418839 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 3
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Call Number: 005.8 Cri
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Bib Id: 336727

Format: Large Print
Author: Criddle, Linda
Summary: Isn't the internet amazing? But, oh, the risks you've heard about - identity theft, e-mail scams, phony medical information, and more. Here's the guide you need to avoid the hazards with confidence, so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online more securely. Experts show you how to keep your computer virus-free, use social networking sites safely, protect your personal information, and keep your grandchildren safe online.
Title: Using the Internet safely for seniors for dummies [text (large print)] / Linda Criddle and Nancy Muir.
Edition: Large print ed.
Publisher, Date: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2009.
Description: 471 p. : ill ; 29 cm.
Series: --For dummies
Series: Thorndike Press large print health, home & learning
Series: --For dummies
Series: Thorndike Press large print health, home & learning
Subjects: Internet and older people
Subjects: Computers and families
Subjects: Internet -- Safety measures
Genre: Large print books.
Other Author: Muir, Nancy, 1954-
Notes: Originally published: Redmond, Wash. : Microsoft Press, c2006.
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: The foundation of using the Internet safely. Understand what's going on out there ; How the Internet views you ; Raise your safety bar today -- Using the Internet while dodging the risk. Navigating the Internet safely ; Risk-free e-mail ; Posting photos and videos safely ; Sharing your information with others ; Getting the most from social networks and blogging ; Dating safely online ; Being entertained online ; Grandparents rule! -- Protecting your wealth and your health. Shop 'til you drop-- but safely ; Watching your pennies online ; Healthcare that makes you feel better -- Being proactive. Using technology to keep you safer ; Knowing your rights and making a difference.
LCCN: 2009024374
ISBN: 9781410418838 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1410418839 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Medium: [text (large print)]
Call Number: 005.8 Cri