There is no way to describe the degree of fear one experiences when they discover all the bank details they store on their computer have been stolen.
Computer crimes like this happen thousands of times a day. The good news is that there are ways to protect yourself from technological threats.
· Install virus protection software on your computer and make sure that it’s set to automatically update to beat security threats.
· Install security software on your smartphone or tablet.
· Create a different password for each important Internet account. Worried about remembering all of them? Try using a password manager. Check them out here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2475964,00.asp
· Make sure that you’ve maxed the security settings on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc — This will ensure that only the people you want to can see your posts.
February 6th is Safer Internet Day, so it’s a good time to make sure you’re Internet-safe.
Here’s the Safer Internet Day website: https://www.saferinternetday.org/ It’s a perfect opportunity to have an open conversation with your family and friends about how you each stay internet safe and what you can do to further that protection.