In a cooperative effort, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Department of Commerce, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), have launched a web site that provides practical tips to help consumers guard against online fraud and computer hacks. Just go to http://onguardonline.gov.
This site addresses the security issues of social networking sites, online auctions, tips on how to protect your family online, spam scams, phishing alerts, spyware, ID theft, and perhaps most valuable—a glossary, so that you can navigate the online world and know what you're reading about!
Don't worry. The site is completely translated into Spanish for those who are more comfortable reading in that language. Just click on the link Español, or go to http://alertaenlinea.gov.
The National Cyber Alert System delivers targeted, timely, and actionable information to help you secure your computer system. When you sign up by email, you can receive Alerts about immediate issues and vulnerabilities, and Tips with preventative and general advice about current cyber issues. You can sign up to receive these tips automatically.
US-CERT is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public and private sectors.