A crime committed or facilitated via the internet is a cybercrime. Follow these tips from the National Crime Prevention Council to stay safe online:

  • Keep your computer systems up to date. Cyber criminals will use software flaws to attack computer systems frequently and anonymously
  • Choose strong passwords and protect them. Using the same password for various sites increases the risk of exploitation
  • Never write a password down or leave it near the system it is intended to protect
  • Install or update your antivirus software
  • Read the fine print on website privacy policies

via Safety Tips – Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association