Seniors Online Safety Tips
Basic Security Tips for Seniors
Don’t click on links in emails or texts from unfamiliar senders. Be wary of strange or unexpected messages, even from people you know.
Don’t open any attachments unless you know the sender and were expecting them to be sending it. You can contact them separately to ask if they sent something to you.
Ignore unsolicited phone calls and “robocalls”.
Don’t respond to or click on pop-up windows on your phone or computer.
How Older Adults Can Improve their Personal Cybersecurity
This article from the National Council on Aging discusses in more depth to the tips above.
Improving Personal Cybersecurity: A Guide for Older Adults
Top Scams Targeting Older Americans (AARP)
This was an article from 2021 that discuss scams that include cybersecurity issues. Frauds aimed at the senior population are becoming more creative.
Read the article here.
Cybersecurity Awareness for Older Americans (CISA)
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency has links to other resources that are free for Older Americans to read and use. There are sources that discuss scams, how to report internet crimes and ways to protect your phone and computer from being used to gain information about you and your family.
Find resources here.