Wiley Announces Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies

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Expert Advice on Protecting Privacy and Using the Internet Safely

Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies

Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies

Since hackers and scammers are constantly changing their methods of attack, it’s not always easy to find accurate information and answers to questions about how to protect privacy online and use the Internet with confidence. That’s where AARP’s Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies (Wiley; April 2014; eBook formats; $3.99) can help.

With online identity theft, fraud and e-mail scams occurring more frequently, Internet users everywhere need new tips and tricks to stay ahead of scammers. Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies gives readers the necessary tools for online protection. This guide covers:

  •     How and why risks can occur online
  •     Ways to avoid identity theft, fraud and e-mail scams
  •     Steps for e-mailing safely and managing spam
  •     How to identify typical ways information is compromised, such as viruses, worms and trojans
  •     Expert tips for creating strong passwords and storing them safely
  •     How to recognize scams, fake charities and health care scams
  •     Information on keeping your online banking and shopping account safe

Filled with trusted information on how to stay safe, this authoritative guide is the perfect place to start. For more information about AARP’s Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies or to purchase a copy of the e-book, visit http://www.AARP.org/ProtectingYourselfOnline.

Wiley’s AARP-branded titles fulfill the AARP promise of providing people 50+ with the know-how to accomplish a task while offering insight on how the new knowledge fosters lifelong growth and improves quality of life. These titles contain examples, ideas, and human interest stories, as well as useful take-away skills that inspire and empower the 50+ reader and enhance and reinforce AARP’s role as a “trusted advisor.”

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About the authors:
Nancy Muir is the owner of a writing and consulting company that specializes in business and technology topics. She has authored more than 40 books on technology and business topics, including Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition, iPad For Seniors For Dummies and iPad All-in-One For Dummies. Nancy consults and trains companies, governments, and law enforcement agencies worldwide.         

Ryan C. Williams is an author and coauthor of several books, including Word 2010 All-in-One For Dummes, Google Business Solutions All-in-One For Dummies, and MySpace For Dummies. He resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

AARP’s Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies
By Nancy Muir and Ryan Williams
Wiley / 978-1-118-90305-6 / April 2014

About For Dummies®:
After 20 years, more than 250 million copies printed, and millions of e-books downloaded, For Dummies is the world’s bestselling reference series, well known for enriching people’s lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Loyal customers around the globe agree that For Dummies is “more than a publishing phenomenon…[it is] a sign of the times,” [The New York Times]. With more than 1,800 active topics covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, For Dummies is dedicated to Making Everything Easier. The For Dummies brand presence continues to expand wherever there is a need to know, including mobile apps, e-learning courses, a corporate custom publishing program, a robust consumer website, and a licensed product line that includes consumer electronics, culinary, crafts, video, software, musical instrument packs, home improvement, automotive, game, and more. For more information, visit Dummies.com. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; http://www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at http://www.aarp.org.

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