Home & Family Users
- Install and activate an anti-virus/anti-spyware product and install or enable a firewall.
- Stop and think before sharing any personal information online.
- Computers should also be kept in an open area where all online activity can be seen.
- Encourage your children to tell you if something or someone online makes them feel uncomfortable or threatened.
- Turn on automatic updates so all your software receives the latest fixes.
- Set strong passwords, especially on accounts relating to sensitive or personal data.
The internet is now a dominant part of our daily life. It provides access to global resources from within our own home.
The internet can be used for education and entertainment and can greatly simplify the daily organisation of our lives.
Given its global nature, the internet comes with inherent risks and challenges. Securing your computer and, more importantly, practising safe online
behaviour are ways you can minimise you and your family's exposure to
Having up-to-date security software installed and working while also understanding and managing the emails and files you receive can help reduce the risks. Education & awareness are the best weapons against many online threats. Backing-up your data can also help you recover your information if malware destroys your files, or your computer is stolen or damaged.