Gone are the carefree days when people used the Internet just for gathering information and sending email. Most are now venturing online to create and participate in full digital lives. Millions worldwide are using the Internet to learn, research, shop, buy, bank, invest, play games, download movies and music, re-connect with old friends, meet new people, and do many other activities.

Though cyberspace is an exciting environment with a myriad of benefits, opportunities, and conveniences, it is also an increasingly risky one, with numerous new threats emerging daily.

The McAfee Security Advice Center includes tips, articles, videos, podcasts, quizzes, and more to help you increase your knowledge about online threats. Be sure to browse the security topics to learn all you can about online safety.

How Not to Be a Target for Hackers and Cybercriminals

Many people don't maintain adequate security protection on their PCs. This makes them easy, lucrative targets for hackers and other cybercriminals. There are numerous security concerns that Internet users can easily avoid by installing up-to-date Internet security software like McAfee ® Total Protection.

McAfee Total Protection provides comprehensive, multi-layered PC security against online threats. It is continuously and automatically updated to protect our customers from viruses, spyware, hackers, unwanted emails, phishing scams, and identity theft, all in one easy-to-install and easy-to-manage software suite.

Staying Protected with McAfee 

McAfee takes the worry and hassle out of essential PC protection for everyone - experts to novices. McAfee products offer the latest and best protection from online threats like viruses, spyware, adware, spam, and identity theft.

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8 Tips on How to Protect Yourself Online

Any time you connect to the Internet you are vulnerable to cyber attacks. Hackers can steal your credit card numbers, tax records and passwords, or even completely disable your PC. Follow these tips to help avoid problems:

  1. Create smart and strong passwords.
  2. Use email wisely.
  3. Be smart when using instant messaging (IM) programs.
  4. Shop safely.
  5. Watch out for phishing scams.
  6. Fun and carefree online gaming.
  7. Pay attention to your children’s online activities.
  8. Subscribe to McAfee computer security service.

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