Internet Security Do’s and Donts Tips
1. While you are banking, shopping or paying your bills online, check if the website’s URL begins with ‘https’ and that it has the padlock icon near it. This indicates that the connection is secure.
2. When creating passwords go for unique and hard to guess passwords. Never keep the same password for different online accounts. It is best to have a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, special characters and numbers.
3. Only use your primary email address to stay in touch with people you know or are acquainted with
4. With the increase of ransom ware attacks it is now even more important that you regularly create back ups of your important files. Try to store these backups on external hard drives such as an external SSD drive. You can also use a trusted cloud-based backup service.
5. Use antivirus software
1. Do not download files or programs from sites you don’t know or trust.
2. Do not use easily detectable passwords on your computer, such as name, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc.
3. Do not use the same passwords for all your files.
4. Do not keep your backup information in the same place with your PC. In case an unforeseen situation may appear where your computer is located, you have the certainty that your backup data is safe in a different location.
5. Avoid making your personal information public on social media sites and the internet in general.
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