30 March 2011

Protect yourself from online threats with Access Now guide


Whether from a dictator who has sent cyber police onto the Internet, or from a fraudster trying to steal your identity, learn how to protect yourself from threats online with Access Now's guide on digital security.

"Protecting Your Security Online" covers secure use of email and chat, good password habits, keeping your computer free of viruses and spyware, getting around censorship online while remaining anonymous and tactics for using mobile phones more safely.

There are also loads of links to more in-depth resources.

"Whether you live in Syria or the U.S., the risks that are posed to your online identity and your personal security are shockingly real - from identity theft and credit card fraud, to hacks into our email accounts and blogs," says Access Now.

The guide is currently available in English and Arabic. For those who can help translate it into other languages, let Access Now know by sending them an email at info (@) accessnow.org.

Access the guide here:
Protecting Your Security Online


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