- Beware of unknown links: Just because something shows up in your inbox or on your Facebook wall doesn't mean it's not spam. If you don't know where the link came from (or it looks suspicious), don't click!
- Don't give out usernames or passwords: If you've been asked to enter your username and password anywhere else than a legit online account you already frequent, back away slowly.
Check out the rest of my tips after the jump.
- Don't download unknown attachments: Receive a flier in your inbox for posthumous bin Laden pics or leaked video of the military operation that took him down? Be sure you know who sent it first — downloading malicious documents to your computer is a quick and surefire way for hackers to get your personal data.
- Go straight to the source: When you're looking for the most up-to-date bin Laden or political news, it's likely that you'll do a Google search. If you find a great search result from a site you've never heard of, head to the website directly by typing the name into your browser bar. As stated above, clicking on unknown links can open up lots of drama, including stolen logins, stolen identity, and most of all, viruses.