Using the Internet Safely for Seniors for Dummies

Using the Internet Safely for Seniors for Dummies

Large Print - 2009
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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.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, c2009
Edition: Large print ed. unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781410418838
1410418839
Branch Call Number: LP 005.8 C8679U 2009
LP 005.8 C8679U 2009
Characteristics: 471 p. (large print) : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Muir, Nancy 1954-

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May 31, 2017

I am a senior who has been using a computer for years just to scan the news and answer emails. Since I would like to accomplish more onmy computer, I read this book.

Understanding computer security was very valuable for me such as making sure I am getting Windows updates, using defender correctly and running scans. I also needed to know more about phishing scams and being more careful in opening my emails and this book did a good job of giving me the basic information I needed.

I would have liked more information about the different security systems, malware detectors etc....

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