Internet Security and Privacy

Boston Public Library Online Safety LibGuide - This guide includes online safety tips related to personal information, online accounts, and online shopping.

Electronic Frontier Foundation - EFF is a non-profit organization that champions “civil liberties in the digital world”, including user privacy.

How to Protect Your Online Privacy, from Gizmo's Freeware. Gizmo’s Freeware is a noncommercial website staffed by volunteers, which provides technology-related reviews and advice.

Internet Safety, from GCF Learn Free. A guide with tips on major areas of staying safe online, including how to identify spam and scams, secure online payments and shopping, and safe practices while using wireless networks or mobile devices.

On Guard Online, from the Federal Trade Commission. At this federal government website, learn how to stay safe and secure while using the Internet. Includes tips for using public WiFi networks and recognizing online scams.

Online Safety, from - Tips on how to recognize different types of Internet fraud and scams, plus information on how to report an Internet-related crime.

Privacy Issues, from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), an independent non-profit research center in Washington, D.C. EPIC works on “emerging privacy and civil liberties issues” and covers news and information about issues, law, and policy relating to electronic privacy.

Stay Safe Online, from the National Cyber Security Alliance. Online safety topics for individuals, parents and children, mobile devices, and businesses.

Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords, from - Learn how to create secure passwords that are more difficult for others to guess.