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Coronavirus Resource Guide: Your COVID-19 online-security questions answered

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 is changing the way we live and work. Our 2020 Coronavirus Resource Guide can help you cope with those changes.

This 2020 Coronavirus Resource Guide will be a growing library of articles and resources designed to help answer questions you might have about a variety of topics. That includes your questions about working from home, helping to monitor kids’ online activity, and protecting against scams in the COVID-19 era.

Interested in a particular category? Click on the jump links below to get there fast. You’ll find a summary of each article and a link to the full story.

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Phishing and other types of scams tied to the coronavirus are targeting people seeking stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, and more.

Coronavirus phishing emails: How to protect against COVID-19 scams

Scammers are preying on fears and concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Learn about phishing scams, questionable ads, and how to avoid them.

Unemployment scams and COVID-19: How to identify scams and help protect against

Scammers are targeting people who are seeking unemployment benefits. Here’s what to look for and where to find legitimate information.

COVID-19 stimulus check scams: Frauds target consumers and small businesses

Beware of scams related to COVID-19 stimulus checks the government is sending to Americans. Another target? Small businesses.

COVID-19 charity scams: 9 tips to help avoid fakes 

The opportunity for fake-charity scams is high, with so many people in need due to COVID-19. Learn how to spot those scams.

DocuSign phishing emails: 4 signs of an attack, and how to protect yourself

Electronic signature services can make signing documents quick and easy. But watch out for phishing attacks.


For many people, the new normal means working at home. It’s smart to know about the online security risks.

Working remote due to the coronavirus? These 7 tips will help keep your connections secure

If the COVID-19 pandemic has you working remote, it’s smart to protect your tech and personal connections. Here’s what you need to know.

Video conferencing risks when working at home: 16 ways to avoid them

Working from home often means relying on video-conferencing to do your job. But your video connection may not be private or secure. You can help fix that by taking these steps.

Working from home on your own computer: 12 security tips in the COVID-19 era

Many companies were unprepared to have employees work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak. These security steps can help.

Remote computer access: What is it and what are the risks?

Remote computer access can let you access files and networks when you’re working from home or on the go. Find out how to connect safety.

COVID-19 and new device security: 9 tips to help stay cybersafe

If you just purchased a new device in the COVID-19 era, there are steps you can take to help set up and maintain its security.

Reopening, work, and COVID-19: 6 tips to help stay secure

As U.S. businesses start to reopen, employees and employer can team up to help keep company data safe.

Family and home

Scammers may target you and your family while you spend more time at home.

5 ways to help protect your kids online, as more people go on lockdown

You children may be spending more time on their computers and smartphones for schoolwork, socializing, and entertainment. Here’s how to monitor those activities.

Video games and COVID-19: How to avoid scams as more people play online

People are spending more time playing online video games due to lockdowns and the coronavirus. Watch out for these scams.

Video chats with your doctor: How safe is your medical info

Video conferencing with healthcare providers can be helpful in the COVID-19 era. Learn how to help keep your medical information private.

Tax filing extension: Should I file now anyway?

The U.S. government has extended this year’s tax-filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, 2020. Find out what this means for you.

After coronavirus lockdowns: 5 tips to help boost your cyber safety

Learn tips to keep your personal information and online data safer as America plans for life after the COVID-19 shutdowns.

How to keep your cell phone clean in the COVID-19 era: Hardware and software

Learn how to clean the outside and inside of your cell phone for your own health and for the safety of your data and devices.

COVID-19, Apple-Google project, and your privacy: What you need to know

Apple and Google are developing a system to help track and contain the spread of coronavirus. Here’s how it works, plus the privacy issues.

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