Here are some do's and dont's to help keep your system secure:
ALWAYS make sure you use an Anti-Virus program and keep it up-to-date.
ALWAYS make sure to keep your operating system up-to-date. Choose 'yes' when asked to install the latest updates.
ALWAYS make sure your passwords are kept private. Change them regularly.
ALWAYS make sure you backup your important data. That includes documents, pictures and emails. Store the backup in a safe place.
ALWAYS make sure you are using a secure connection when shopping online. Watch out for https:// and stick to reputable companies you trust.
NEVER open attachments from people you don't know. They could be infected with a virus.
NEVER meet someone you have met online without an adult you trust.
NEVER click on pop-ups. They could be infected with spyware.
NEVER reply to an email requesting personal information. No reputable company will ever ask you to do this.
NEVER believe everything someone tells you online. People lie.
ALWAYS consider what sensitive data is stored on your smartphone or portable device.
NEVER click on shortened URL’s you receive via email unless you are confidant of their real destination.
ALWAYS make sure your passwords are difficult to guess but not difficult to remember.
NEVER use the same password across multiple accounts or websites.
ALWAYS read the terms and conditions regarding privacy on social networking sites.
ALWAYS research potential service providers before allowing them access to your sensitive data, especially if the service is in the cloud.