Anti-virus isn’t enough – internet security is about protecting you!

Internet security isn't just about protecting your PC from viruses. Today we connect to the internet with tablets, phones, laptops;at home, work, in a café, anywhere we can. We access and download apps, post on social media, connect to our bank – without a second thought.

So internet security is there to protect you from online dangers, such as phishing emails, website and social media scams and identity theft - whatever device you use, and wherever you are going online.

Did you know…

  • A quarter of UK adults have had their phone lost or stolen
  • 1 in 12 UK adults have been a victim of mobile cybercrime
  • 1 in 3 UK adults could ‘never give up’ their mobile device
  • 63% of UK adults access or store sensitive information on their mobile device

Source: Norton Report 2013

5 ‘on the go’ tips

  • 1

    Be careful what you access on a ‘public’ Wi-Fi especially things like your bank, email and other password protected apps

  • 2

    Protect your mobile device with a password/pin and make sure to change it regularly

  • 3

    Only download apps from a trusted source – ‘dodgy’ apps can convey your location, contact details and much more

  • 4

    Watch out for ‘spam’ emails, those offers that seem too good to be true, and don’t just ‘click here for more details’

  • 5

    On social networking sites, don’t tell the cyber criminals “I’m out all day with my friends on a shopping spree”

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