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Seminars on how to avoid a cyber attack

For advice on how to avoid being a

For advice on how to avoid being a victim of a cyber attack and what you can do if you are hacked, Cold Spring Harbor Library is presenting a free Internet security seminar aimed at adults 50 and older Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 2 p.m. For more information, call 631-692-6820. Credit: iStock

Are your friends and family complaining they are getting strange emails from you that you didn't send? Your email account may have been hacked. Are intrusive messages popping up on your computer stating that "your computer is at risk"?

Your computer may be infected with a malware or a virus.

For advice on how to avoid being a victim of a cyber attack and what you can do if you are hacked, Cold Spring Harbor Library is presenting a free Internet security seminar aimed at adults 50 and older Wednesday at 2 p.m. For more information, call 631-692-6820.

SeniorNet will present the same seminar at Elwood Library in East Northport on July 28 at 2 p.m. Call 631-499-3722.

The Federal Trade Commission has tips on how you can secure your computer against attacks at nwsdy.li/onguard. The FTC also has two short videos on recovering from an email hack and avoiding computer viruses at nwsdy.li/hacked.

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