How To

How to Stay Safe, Protect Your Privacy and Digital Life


Educating yourself against the threats on the Internet is one of the best lines of defense in your personal cybersecurity. While traditional Internet Security software programs can catch a lot of the threats before they get to you, it can’t catch all of them. Cybercriminals will try any tactic to try to get your personal information, including non-digital methods such as tech support phone scams, tax fraud and social engineering.

From clean computing, avoiding malware, setting up new devices to staying safe on social media, our “how-to” section has everything you need to know to keep yourself safe. In this section, you can learn how to spot spam, stop spyware in its tracks, avoid ransomware, malware and more.

  • What to Do If You Become Involved in a Data Breach

    Cybercriminals are attracted to stealing data that they can make money from, such as credit and debit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, birthdates, full names and addresses. They can commit identity theft with Social Security numbers, sell credit and debit card numbers to other cybercriminals or bleed bank accounts dry using bank account information.