Meet the Snifflers... ptooie and gossamer. They're here to help you learn how to wander around the internet safely and securely.


ptooie is a password nabber. When ptooie is "planted"on a network, it starts looking through all the information being passed along. Be careful, ptooie is on the lookout for passwords to shout out. Learn more about how you can protect your passwords. We're also making a list of sites with unsecured logins. Lend us a hand!


gossamer is a virus wrangler. Like ptooie, gossamer scans network traffic for email attachments and scans them for viruses and worms. If a virus is found, gossamer will print out the virus name and information on how to get rid of it. Find out more about viruses.