More and more, our lives include the Internet. We use it to shop, do business, pay bills, and socialize with friends. Every day, more of our personal information is stored or shared online. It’s a great way to make life simpler, but it does leave us more open to attacks if we don’t take steps to protect our cyber security. Remember these top tips!
1. Install security software on your computer and phone, keep it updated, and have it scan your computer on a regular basis. This protects your electronic devices from picking up viruses that Read the rest of this entry »
Find computers everywhere in homes and workplaces because of rampant Internet use. The increase in computers has brought an increase in hackers and computer malware. There will always be people stealing credit card numbers and personal details. Companies create online safety software tools to protect an endless range of Internet users.
Total security packages are designed to fight spam, viruses, Trojans and all attempts to block identity theft. Other features include privacy protection, popup blockers and email encryption.The full explanation can be found at http://www.softzine.net/bitdefender-total-security-2013 Read the rest of this entry »
Finding an Internet service provider that can offer wireless Internet options and necessary security features is a must. When users are surfing the Internet through a 4G Internet service on a mobile device, safety is a top concern. Prevent personal information from being accessed by sticking with Internet service providers with high ratings for safety.
Internet Safety and Public Networks
When connection to a public network while on a mobile device or computer away from home, it is important not to connect to a network without analyzing security. The best option is to stick with public networks that have some level of security. Cafes, libraries and other places with public Internet access may require users to request a password from an employee prior to connecting.
Even if the connection is secured through the use of a password, no one can be sure who has access to the password. Being proactive about safety is essential in this instance. Use a reputable virus scanner and firewall when accessing a public network.
Make sure that any file sharing applications are disabled, and never access a website that contains sensitive personal information while on the go. For example, it may not be the best idea to complete online banking tasks on a public network.
Safe Wireless Options
One of the best ways to protect against having someone access personal information at home or on the go is by using CLEAR Internet service. The CLEAR network allows a person to establish a safe, mobile Internet connection no matter where they are accessing the Internet.
No matter how reputable an individual Internet provider may be, taking steps to secure a personal Internet connection is a must. Set up passwords, ensure that encryption is being used and contact a customer service representative from the Internet service provider for more information on safe Internet access.
Going to go off topic in this post to address a question I get emailed about on this site.
It seems like a lot of you reading these posts understand the importance of internet safety and security, but many of you had other questions. “I secured my computer but how about the rest of my house?” That’s not a specific question, but that’s the general gist I’m getting from fans.
First and foremost, you don’t need a level of security that rivals las vegas crime and security. Your home doesn’t need to be all locked tight like Fort Knox or the Pentagon or any other high-security metaphor you can think of. A decent home security system would be a nice start and if you follow that link, you might find some decent prices.
Another thing you can do to secure your home is the same thing you do when it comes to the internet – use your common sense. You don’t open spammy emails from unknown addresses because you use your common sense. You don’t leave the shades or curtains open at night, displaying all your valuables for the same reason.
Another thing that helps, and I’m serious, is get a dog. They hear things you don’t and the mere presence of a canine is enough to turn away even the most enterprising intruder.
In this day and age we can never be too diligent when it comes to online safely. One of the very best ways to improve our computer’s safety is to boost our firewall settings to high. This will aid in preventing outside intrusions from getting into our computers to see what we’ve typed and what information is stored. It is also very important to have a well maintained anti-virus system working.
Two very good anti-virus systems that are no cost to the user are Avast and AVG Free. Both run on their own, requiring nothing of the user. Read the rest of this entry »
Choosing the right protection for your computer is not as hard as it seems, not as easy either. Most people will download or buy anything as long as the price is right, bad choice. Usually a very cheap product will do next to nothing for you hardware. You must know exactly just what you are doing when you are seeking computer programs. There are a couple of things that go into finding just the right protection that you will need to know and remember the next time you Read the rest of this entry »
Preventing internet crime is complex, though with a little bit of common sense, one can lower the likelihood of internet crime happening to them.
For starters, using a secure up to date operating system will help. This is because many ways in which computers are hacked into is due to outdated operating systems, as well as browsers.
If you are using a shared or public computer, do not save the password into the web browser, make sure the Read the rest of this entry »
Many great deals can be found on the internet. One should realize, however, that there are internet scams that cause people to lose money or lose their personally identifiable information. Fortunately, there are ways that people can keep their families safe from internet scams. It is also important to know how internet scams appear to people.
Internet scams can come in different forms. Sometimes fake advertisements may show up on the computer, offering people great items for reduced prices or for free. These fraudulent businesses will steal the information given to them Read the rest of this entry »
Viral attacks on computers come in many forms. In order to prevent viruses from getting on computers, people can install what are called anti-virus software.
Anti-virus software is software that can stop several forms of digital threats. Common threats include viruses, trojans, and malware. Anti-virus software can completely prevent all of them from manifesting on computers, allowing for safe internet use. Anti-virus software can be free or it can be purchased.
Purchased anti-virus software has the advantage of Read the rest of this entry »