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Whether you’re an active duty service member, a retiree, or a military family member, you can keep your personal information safe and your computers secure with tips from OnGuardOnline.gov. Check out who we are – our partners include the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

All the OnGuardOnline.gov information is in the public domain. That means you’re welcome to copy it, adapt it, post it, or link to it. Need an article about computer security for a newsletter or blog?  “Drop in” one of our articles. Speaking at a meeting for service members? Print articles directly from the site or use the FTC’s bulk order site for free materials to distribute.

About Computer Security

Computer Security

Tips to help you secure your computer and protect yourself from hackers, scammers, and identity thieves


Tips for avoiding, detecting, and getting rid of viruses and spyware

Laptop Security

Steps you can take to prevent a thief from snatching your laptop – and all the valuable information stored on it

Avoiding and Reporting Fraud

Identity Theft

If you believe your personal information has been lost or stolen, there are steps you can take to minimize the damage and reduce your risk. If you’re about to deploy, consider getting an active duty alert to protect your credit from identity thieves.

Common Online Scams

Tricks that con artists use to get people to send them money


Scammers may impersonate service members to gain your trust and get your personal information. Find out what to do if you get messages asking for your information. 

Tips for Being Smart Online

Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

Tips for protecting your personal information when using Wi-Fi hotspots

Comparing Products Online

Tips to help you avoid spending more than you have to – or responding to a bogus offer posted by a scammer

Understanding Mobile Apps

Questions to consider before you download mobile apps                         

Using Social Media

Social Media Guidance from DoD

Social media is an integral part of Department of Defense operations. This site is designed to help the DoD community use social media and other Internet-based Capabilities responsibly and effectively, both in official and unofficial capacities.


This is the official site of the Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you'll find what you need. Their Social Media Hub provides users with one-stop, quick access to all of MilitaryHOMEFRONT’s social media tools.