Found this timely article on Mashable.com:
"Be it the ubiquity of hacking or widespread government surveillance, better online security is something that we could all use more of these days. Google is pushing to educate users on how to stay safe online. The company released a batch of security tips on Thursday. They can help you better protect your identifying information (like passwords, for one) and sensitive files, as well as fend off hackers.
Here are five of Google's 12 tips for staying safe when using its resources — that can mean search engines, browsers and even mobile devices."