Cyber Safety

How This Sixth-Grade Teacher's Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook
How This Sixth-Grade Teacher’s Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook

Melissa Bour was concerned by what her students were posting on Facebook. Instead of lecturing, she… >>

To Catch an Identity Thief
To Catch an Identity Thief

"I hunted down the woman who stole my life." >>

Cyberscammers Confess: Their 20 Top Tricks, Cons, and Schemes to Hack Your Internet Security
Cyberscammers Confess: Their 20 Top Tricks, Cons, and Schemes to Hack Your Internet Security

Computer hackers have lots of tools to threaten your internet security, but these tips from… >>

MetLife Defender Q&A: How to Stay Safe Online
MetLife Defender Q&A: How to Stay Safe Online

The technology and cybersecurity team answers reader-submitted questions. >>

26 Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You
26 Things An Identity Thief Won’t Tell You

Former identity thieves confess the tricks they use to scam you. >>

7 Online Scams and How to Avoid Them
7 Online Scams and How to Avoid Them

Swindlers may be following your every tweet and post, looking for a chance to fleece you. Here’s… >>

How to Protect a Stolen Laptop From Thieves
How to Protect a Stolen Laptop From Thieves

Here, expert tricks to beat any computer thief, recover your hardware, and save your data in just a… >>

3 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft
3 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft

Your personal online info could be leaking right into identity thieves' hands. Here's how to keep… >>

5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation
5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation

Just because your child is web savvy doesn't mean they don't need supervision on the Internet. >>

Be a Savvy Facebook User
Be a Savvy Facebook User

Most people know not to blithely give out personal information to strangers online. But when it… >>

Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Cyberbullying is a growing problem for today’s teens, but there are things you can do as a parent… >>

10 Ways to Protect Yourself Online
10 Ways to Protect Yourself Online

As more Americans do more things online, Internet identity theft and web scams are a growing—and… >>

How Much Should You Reveal Online?
How Much Should You Reveal Online?

Learn how much you should share online and how to protect yourself with privacy settings. >>

5 Simple Steps to Keep Your Cell Phone Secure
5 Simple Steps to Keep Your Cell Phone Secure

The more we rely on our phones to transact our personal financial business, the more we’re all… >>

Prevent and Correct Errors on Your Credit Report
Prevent and Correct Errors on Your Credit Report

Up to 80 percent of credit reports contain errors. Luckily, there are steps you can take to avoid… >>

How to Keep Your Credit Score High
How to Keep Your Credit Score High

Here’s what to do to ensure your score is the best it can be. >>

How to Avoid Online Holiday Shopping Pitfalls
How to Avoid Online Holiday Shopping Pitfalls

Shop smart online and you could save yourself some serious cash during the holidays. >>

Don't Be Scammed: 5 Ways to Safeguard Your Accounts
Don’t Be Scammed: 5 Ways to Safeguard Your Accounts

Keep these five critical pieces of information sacred. >>

Your Credit Score: The Magic Number Explained
Your Credit Score: The Magic Number Explained

What you pay for a house, a car, clothes, even groceries, will likely depend on three digits you… >>