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How to clear your web browser's cache, cookies, and history

December 13, 2016
  • In most computer-based web browsers, to open menus used to clear your cache, cookies, and history, press Ctrl-Shift-Delete (Windows) or Command-Shift-Delete (Mac). If this doesn't work, follow the appropriate instructions below.
  • If you don't see instructions below for your specific version or browser, search your browser's Help menu for "clear cache". If you're unsure what browser version you're using, from the Help menu or your browser's menu, select About [browser name]. In Internet Explorer and Firefox, if you don't see the menu bar, press Alt.

Mobile browsers

FTC Releases Data Breach Recovery and Prevention Video

Original release date: September 22, 2016
The video walks you through the steps to take if your information was part of a data breach:
What if your Social Security number was exposed? Or an online login or password? Or your child’s information? Relax. covers all that and more. Like:
  • For Social Security numbers – Order a free copy of your credit report at Make sure there are no unexpected charges or accounts.

World Password Day 2016 | 05.05

Anatomy of a password
Data breaches make the news almost daily. If your passwords are easily crackable, your accounts may already be compromised. If you do not regularly change your passwords or use the same password for multiple accounts, you are at even greater risk. You (or others) can check if your credentials have appeared on password dump sites with minimal effort. Upgrading your password now is easy and can save you a lot of trouble later.
Follow these steps to secure your passwords, the gateway to your digital life.

Step 1

Create strong passwords.

Step 2

Use a different password for each account.

Step 3

Get a password manager.

Step 4