Safety for online dating
Carelessly downloading e-mail attachments can circumvent even the most vigilant anti-virus software.
Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don’t know, and be wary of forwarded attachments from people you do know. With the growth of high-speed Internet connections, many opt to leave their computers on and ready for action.
The FBI urges you to learn about the risks and dangers of Peer-to-Peer networks, as well as the legal consequences of copyright infringement, illegal pornography, and computer hacking. The FBI takes seriously its mission to enforce the laws against those who use the Internet to commit crime.
For the the latest e-scams and warnings, visit the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Peer-to-Peer networks allow users connected to the Internet to link their computers with other computers around the world.
These networks are established for the purpose of sharing files.
Some spyware collects information about you without your consent or produces unwanted pop-up ads on your web browser.
Some operating systems offer free spyware protection, and inexpensive software is readily available for download on the Internet or at your local computer store.
The same advice parents might deliver to young drivers on their first solo journey applies to everyone who wants to navigate safely online.