Surf on the Internet Safely

Many people work via the internet or just search for some entertaining there. To surf on the internet safely it is recommended to observe some simple rules. The firs thing is to protect your personal data. Your password is your key to the personal account and secret information. Keep your password in a safe place if you can’t manage to remember it. Don’t write the password on the same piece of paper where your user name or the number of the personal account is already written. Never tell your password to anyone else including the members of your provider company stuff. Change the password for the internet access from time to time. The most optimal is to change it once each three months. Male up a complicated password. Don’t use the simple combinations like “qwerty” or “12345”. These ones are easily guessed by the hackers. To use the date of birth as a password is also not a good idea. The longer your password is the more difficult it is to guess it.

The most wide-spread threat nowadays is the viruses. The potential danger of a computer virus is constituted by its ability to multiply and contaminate the other computers in the local network or via the devices. These signs will help you to understand if your computer is “infected” or not.

  • Your computer begins to work in an odd way. The loading time gets longer, some unknown programs are run automatically, sudden messages pop up, the connection to the internet starts automatically and the error messages appear.
  • Your friends start getting e-mails from you which you haven’t sent them.
  • You have noticed that some of your files or folders disappear from time to time.

Spyware can also bother the private users. The main aim of these harmful programs is to collect your personal information to maintain the access to your account for the hackers. To avoid this always install only the licensed software. Don’t open the e-mails from the unknown addresses and avoid registration on the websites that are not verified to be safe.

The so called fishing websites are the sites which address reminds the wide-known one to make more people attend it by chance. These sites may also collect the personal information which is necessary for the cyber fraudsters to steal the money from the accounts. By submitting your personal data you may give them a clue even to guess your credit card pin code.

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