Although there is so much talk about the dangers of the web, still not everyone is aware of the real dangers of irresponsible use of the Internet. Viruses, hacking attacks, phishing, account blocking with ransom demands or data theft are the most common crimes we face. Although no one is anonymous online, unfortunately, looking for the perpetrators of cybercrimes involves great difficulty. How can you avoid the danger?
One of the basic rules that people using the Internet should follow is responsibility. Don’t go to unknown sites, don’t save files that have started downloading on their own, don’t respond to emails from unidentified senders, and don’t share passwords and logins to your accounts with anyone – whether it’s a social media profile or access to online banking.
This somewhat long list of behaviors is not complete, of course. As many people as many ideas about how to use the Internet, and thus the dangers they may face. If you are not sure how to navigate the web safely, take advantage of the many free guides posted on sites dedicated to tracking and fighting cybercrime. There you will also find videos telling you in very simple terms how to use the web responsibly and how not to be taken advantage of by hackers.
Although no amount of security can equal our responsibility for what we do online, it is imperative to invest in an effective antivirus program. Which one? It’s hard to point to one product that will always work. The best solution is to check different types of software, especially in terms of their current updates and the load on the operating system. This is especially important for weaker computers, whose performance may be slowed down by an additional program.
Don’t forget, however, that we use the Internet not only on a computer, but also on a smartphone. Banking applications, email, social networking are just a few examples of network activities that we perform using a cell phone. So it’s worth securing mobile devices as well, buying multi-mode antivirus software that is also designed for installation on Android or iOS. If your home budget does not allow you to invest in an antivirus program, a BIK-free loan will come to your aid.