Here are some security tips for staying safe online:

security tips for staying safe online:
  • Use passwords that are 8 characters or more with letters, numbers and non alphanumeric characters ie. !”£$%^&* ect.
  • Use a different password for each website you shop with.
  • Use an antivirus program e.g. AVG, Norton, Microsoft Security Essentials.
  • Don’t open attachments from emails you don’t know or trust.
  • Logout from websites when you have finished.
  • Ignore telephone calls that say they have found errors on your computer, often they say they are from Microsoft, they are bogus.
  • Don’t use registry cleaners or programs that are supposed to speed up your computer. These programs often run on start up which means your computer will take longer to start.
  • Only put information on social networking sites that you wouldn’t mind on a poster or on a notice board in a town.
  • Oh and one important thing, back your data up (files and pictures particularly), just saving it on a pen drive or a disk will do if you have only a small number of important files. My documents and My pictures are generally the important places you will want to back up.

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