Accessing the world wide web through a broadband or high-speed connection at home can enhance your online experience. Using a high-speed internet connections has risks, as your computer has to be switched on to use, making it accessible to hackers.By taking some basic precautions and using a few simple tools, you can protect your computer and your information from theft, misuse and destruction. Usa.gov offers tips for online safety and security.
OnGuardOnline "provides practical tips from the federal government and the techniology industry to help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your pc, and protect your personal information."
The Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) database InfoTrac OneFile offers these resources about online safety.
The Free Library's online catalog retrieves thirty eight resources when searching for online safety.
Microsoft offers a free password strength checker.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and Google have partnered to produce a series of online safety videos.