Today, internauts are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Safer Internet Day. The best way to celebrate this day is by taking a look at some of the important tips provided by experts and apply them as best as you can.
Here are some of the pieces of advice:
1) Never give out personal information on the Internet. Apparently-unimportant information such as home address, phone number or the parents' work address can be used by cybercriminals to create fake social media accounts;
2) Make sure that your social media accounts are configured so that only your friends and family can see your information and the content you post;
3) Don’t overshare online. Burglars shouldn’t be told when you’re going away on vacation and cybercriminals should not know what emails to send you to convince you to install a piece of malware;
4) Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know. Also, don’t engage in conversations with strangers;
5) Always set strong passwords and never share them with anyone;
6) Log out of your online accounts once you’re done with them;
7) Install security solutions on your mobile devices as well, not just on your PC;
8) Avoid unsecured or untrusted websites, especially when doing online shopping. If they’re not reputable or they’re not using a secure connection for transactions (identified by the padlock icon and the https address), they might be part of a scheme;
9) Never click on links that look suspicious, especially if you’re promised prizes or other “interesting-looking” content;
10) Keep the software that runs on your computing devices updated at all times.