Beware Fraudsters When You Go Online

Master computer security basics to protect yourself from online fraud.

During a recent stay in a San Diego rehabilitation facility to recover from surgery, Eva Velasquez's mother used social media to keep her spirits up. “She was all over Facebook,” says Velasquez. … Never use the same password for all your accounts. If you can't remember them all, try a password manager, says Justin Cappos, a professor at New York University's engineering school. Services such as Last Pass and Dashlane create and store passwords for you and organize them under one master password. “You're much less likely to have problems using one of these than if you write all your passwords down on sticky notes you may or may not lose,” Cappos says.

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