Keep your system clean
Keep an updated security app: Having the latest security program, browser, and OS are the best defenses against malware and other online threats.
Protect all the devices connected to the Internet: Along with PCs, gaming systems, smart phones, and other web-enabled devices also need security from malware and viruses.
Automate PC software updates: Most software programs will automatically connect and update in order to defend against known threats. Enable automatic updates in your system if such an option is available.
Plug and scan external devices: USB sticks, hard disks, and other external devices are prone to virus and malware infection. Use your security app to thorough scan them once a week.
Connect with great Care
Be wary about Wi-Fi hotspots: Do not conduct business or any important transactions at public Wi-Fi spots. Be wary of the fact it is easy for anyone to access your personal information at public places.
Be careful about suspicious mails: Links in mails, posts, and other online advertising most often pave way for hackers to compromise your system. If any link looks suspicious, regardless of the fact whether you know the source or not, it is best to delete such mails or mark as junk email.
Protect your money: While banking and shopping online, check whether the websites are security enabled. Look for web addresses with “HTTPS” or a padlock symbol, which means the website has taken extra measures to help protect your information. Remember, “HTTP” is not secure.
Be Internet Smart
Give a thought before you act: Be aware of communications that compel you to take immediate action by offering things that are too good to be true.
Stay updated. Keep in line with new ways to online safety: Download from only trusted websites. Check for the latest updates on the web, and share with family, friends, and colleagues encouraging them to be Internet smart.
Back up data: Safeguard your valuable work, videos, music, photos, files, and other digital data by making an e-copy and storing it safely.
Anything you might do online has the potential to affect people around you─at home, work, and across the globe. Practicing good Internet habits benefits you and the whole global digital community.