Some tips to help protect yourself online:

 

  • Regularly change your e-mail and passwords for key online accounts and keep them safe
  • Review all your privacy and security settings
  • Avoid public forums
  • Ensure that your computer and mobile devices have updated antispyware software installed and turned on
  • Ensure your wireless hub/router has security turned on.
  • Unless you are using a secure web page, do not send or receive private information when using public WiFi
  • Limit the personal and financial information you share on or offline
  • Educate friends, family and work colleagues into the risks

 

 

 

 

 

  • Whenever you're about to post something online, pause and just imagine someone in authority, someone you respect, reading that post or looking at that photo.  If that feels uncomfortable, don't do it.
  • Don't post any personal information- your address, email address or mobile number - publicly online. Just one piece of personal information could be used by a complete stranger to find out even more
  • Don't give out information online simply because it's asked for - think whether whoever is asking for it, really needs it.

 

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/21259413)

 

 

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