The Federal Trade Commission and its partners have launched an online security education program.


The Federal Trade Commission, FTC, and its partners have launched a new multimedia, interactive consumer education campaign to help consumers stay safe online.

FTC’s partners include: cybersecurity experts, online marketers, consumer advocates, and federal officials.

Microsoft, eBay, iSafe, The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and The Direct Marketing Association are some of the partners of FTC.

FTC has launched a website On Guard Online which carries tips, articles, videos, and interactive activities that include:

how to recognize Internet scams
how to do online shopping securely
how to avoid hackers and viruses and
how to deal with spam, spyware, phishing, and peer-to-peer file-sharing.

According to the website, “OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information”.

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