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AOL Digital Matters - Internet Security

How to talk to your kids about online scams

Between remote school, texting, gaming, and using multiple devices, going online is an unavoidable part of life for most children and teens.

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Watch out for these 4 scams while shopping online

Where e-commerce goes, e-criminals follow. The Federal Trade Commission had identified online shopping scams as the number one category of COVID-19 related complaints

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Q&A: Is Leaving a Website Open On My Computer Dangerous?

Most of us tend to leave websites and browsers open on our computers while we walk away - sometimes even for lengthy periods of time.

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Need to Change a Password? Read This First.

A recent Psychology of Passwords survey found that 91% of people know that using the same password for multiple accounts or sites is a security risk however, 59% admit they do it anyway.

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5 Tips for Bargain Shopping Online for the Holidays

I bet there is a high percentage of people out there who, like me, say they are not going to spend a lot of money holiday shopping this year, and then end up spending a lot of money. I love buying gifts for people. Perhaps it’s the joy of the season, the decorations… I don’t …

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The Not Boring, Not Dull, Essential Tech Gift List for Graduates

It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about gifts for the graduates in your life who are heading off to college or graduate school. If you’re like me, you may struggle with finding just the right gift that is practical and functional, yet not dull. As a result of my shopping research, …

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Protecting Yourself Online After Natural Disasters

2017 will surely leave its mark in the record books when it comes to hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters. Fortunately for us, these incidents inspire a lot of people to go online seeking news and information and ways to help those in need. Unfortunately, the high-volume of online traffic, particularly internet search traffic, …

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What Really Happens When You Watch Stolen TV Episodes

To watch or not watch, that’s the big question. You’re a huge fan of the season’s most popular show and you hear the news that spoilers of upcoming episodes have been stolen and posted online. Episodes of other popular shows you like to watch have also been leaked and are taunting you, just waiting for …

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