Just like a seatbelt in a car or a helmet on a bike, we all need some type of Internet security to protect ourselves from potential hazards. Here are a few Internet security tips to ensure your safety online.
Protect your identity in the event of a lost smartphone. Lock, locate and wipe data from a smartphone remotely.
Antivirus protection isn’t just for PCs. Protect your desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone with antivirus software.
When searching the Internet, look for color-coded icons that signify a websites security.
Social networks are booming. Be aware of new networks, functionality and privacy settings. Have your child walk you through them so you better understand the info they’re publishing online…Read More
Everything today is mobile. It’s no longer just 1 family computer. Monitoring cell phones, tablets, gaming devices and laptops for social networking apps or other methods of publishing content is a must…Read More
Keep your info private. Very often web pages will ask children for their personal info in order to provide personalized content to them. It’s best to establish with younger children what types of info they should or shouldn’t provide…Read More
Be in-the-know. You want to keep your family safe and have them build positive connections with the world around them today. Knowing the types of tools available is a great first step…Read More
Check for the padlock. Be sure the site you’re on uses an SSL (secure sockets layer) certificate encryption. You can easily tell by finding the image of a padlock…Read More
Turn on anti-phishing. Several browsers have an anti-phishing feature you can switch on to protect your computer from phishing scams. Turning this feature on is fast and easy…Read More
Be selective and share sparingly. It takes just one security oversight to open access to identity thieves. Even if a profile is private, a completely filled out profile could supply answers to your security questions…Read More
Look for the signs. Unusually slow performance, warnings from security programs you didn't install, browser pop-ups when no browser is actually open. If you recognize any of these warning signs follow these options…Read More
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