HOW TO STAY UP TO DATE
ABOUT KEEPING DATA SAFE?
Secure Your Wi-Fi Network
Wi-Fi is that the most convenient thanks to hook up with the web,
especially if you would like to attach quite one device in your home.
However, make sure your Wi-Fi network is secure. This involves:
Using encryption, preferably Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2)
because it's the strongest. You should be ready to do that within
the security settings.
Change the router settings so that the SSID remains hidden and
could not be found by potential hackers.
Change the name of your network (the Service Set Identifier or
SSID) so that hackers cannot guess the manufacturer of the router.
Making sure to use a strong password to gain access to your
Also be careful when using a public Wi-Fi network like in a cafe.
Never visit a sensitive site like online banking on a public Wi-Fi
network because criminals can easily steal your data this way.
Beware Of Dangerous Links
Sometimes your computer can get infected with a virus if you
simply click on a wrong link while browsing the Internet. There
are endless stories in the press about viruses on Facebook and
social media. Sometimes antivirus software will tell you when a
link is unreliable, but not always. So always be vigilant and be
especially careful with ads that promise easy riches or those related
Keep Everything Up To Date
Regardless of the operating system you are using, always install
updates when they are released. Apple and Microsoft regularly
send out important security updates, and downloading them will
help keep your devices more secure.
Applications on smartphones and tablets will also release updates
regularly, and it is good practice to update them as soon as they are
Use Trusted Video Plugins
When you want to watch a video online, you may be asked to
download a plug-in to watch it. Always do your research on the
plugin before downloading it - the quick online search should
reveal if there's anything to be careful of.