Advices for safe internet usage

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1. Protect your computer
Keep all the computer programs (including your browser) on automatic updating. Use firewall, antivirus, anti-spam, and anti-spyware software.
Create passwords to protect your home wireless connection.
2. Protect personal data
Before you enter personal data, please check for symbols showing that the Web is safe, Web https// ("s" safe) and a locked key ( ) next to it.
Never send personal data by e-mail or text message, no matter who may ask for them.

3. Think before you click

Pause, think before you attach a file, a picture, or click an e-mail link, if you do not know the sender, they could be fake. Pay attention when you click different internet links.

4. Create a strong password and keep it secret
Create a password of at least eight digits (the longer, the better) which includes capital and lower case letters, and at least a numbers or a symbol. Do not use the same password everywhere.

5. Protect yourself from e-mail fraud
Be careful and pay attention to check the alarming messages, mistaken messages and /or with grammar mistakes, messages demanding personal data such as account numbers, credit cards, etc. What looks good is not always such.

6. Safer use of social networks
There is an age restriction for signing up on social networks such as ‘Facebook’ or ‘Messenger’, i.e. over 13 years old. Check for “Set privacy” settings on Facebook and Twitter to restrict those who may view or find your profile. Check who may be entitled to make comments on your profile, and also learn how to block unwanted users. Do not post everything simply because you think that he/she is your close friend. Carefully select whose friend request you accept, and review periodically what your friends write about you.

Last Update: 19 December 2016