Online security

Nowadays, most of us use the internet via computers or mobile and tablet devices. We like to e-mail, chat and have fun online as well as use it to buy and sell things and do our banking. Unfortunately, it also provides opportunities for criminals to:

  • Infect your computer or mobile and tablet device with malware and steal your identity
  • Mess up your computer or mobile and tablet device with pop-ups and viruses
  • Send you spam and scam e-mails
  • Trick you into visiting fake websites and handing over personal information
  • Hack into your wireless network

Protect yourself online

In our view, there are a few key rules that offer the most protection online for the least amount of effort. They are not all the measures you can take, but they are an excellent start – and they apply equally to business owners and to private individuals.

What you should always do:

From time to time, weaknesses are discovered in programmes running on your computer. These weaknesses can be exploited by virus writers and hackers to gain access to computers. As such, publishers will release 'patches' from time to time to correct these weaknesses.

To check for patches and updates you should visit the publisher's website, typically their 'Download' section. Generally, the latest versions of an operating system family (like Microsoft Windows) or browser (like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, etc) is the most secure.

Microsoft users can visit the Microsoft website, which can automatically check what is required for both your operating system and browser and then download it at your request.

Apple Mac users can visit the Apple website and navigate to Software Update where a list of the most recent security updates is available for download. Alternatively by clicking from the Apple Menu on your Mac device and selecting Software Update you can also be sure you are running with the latest security updates available.

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