For the the latest e-scams and warnings, visit the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.The same advice parents might deliver to young drivers on their first solo journey applies to everyone who wants to navigate safely online.One wonders how Dubai World (a Dubai Government owned company) ever managed to find out enough information to feel confident about investing in Las Vegas. Most of the time a message will appear when a website is blocked, that makes it clear the UAE authorities have blocked the site.
It's not clear why the UAE telecom companies and/or telecom authorities are reluctant to let customers know about internet filtering for some sites. Etisalat seems to be more stringent than Du at blocking websites, so if you desperately want to access a website that's blocked when connected via Etisalat, one way is to use a Du connection - visit a friend or coffee shop in a free zone in Dubai for example (Du is often the ISP in Dubai free zones), or try using a Du hotspot.
The last item seems to cause the most difficulty for UAE based media publications, which generally err on the side of caution when it comes to criticism of the UAE.
Viruses can infect computers without users’ knowledge.
Most types of antivirus software can be set up to update automatically.
Note: The FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber scams, so if you received an e-mail that claims to be from the FBI Director or other top official, it is most likely a scam.
If you receive unsolicited e-mail offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the Federal Trade Commission at [email protected]
Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don’t know, and be wary of forwarded attachments from people you do know. With the growth of high-speed Internet connections, many opt to leave their computers on and ready for action.
The downside is that being “always on” renders computers more susceptible.
Spyware is just what it sounds like—software that is surreptitiously installed on your computer to let others peer into your activities on the computer.
Some spyware collects information about you without your consent or produces unwanted pop-up ads on your web browser.
Certainly, much less so than somewhere like China or Iran for example.