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Stay E-Safe

Staying safe online
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Samantha White

on 16 January 2013

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Transcript of Stay E-Safe

Stay E-Safe Online security is a very important step to protecting your data,if your computer is not protected your personal data may be stolen or used.
Here are some ways your data can be stolen:
By phishing e-mails, this is when someone sends you an e-mail pretending to be an official company, and is asking you for your details. These e-mails are hard to spot as they look legit
By pharming, pharming re-directs victims to a fake Web site even if they type the correct Web address into their Web browser. The identical site tricks users into entering their names and passwords into the database on the fake site for later use by the thieves.
Identity fraud this is when a thief will attempt you gather information about you from social networking sites and use the information the get to open accounts in your name. Stolen Data Shopping Online It is so much easier to shop online than going out to them, it is a real time saver but can have serious consequences if not done properly. You need to make sure that you are being safe when shopping online. here are some tips to help you stay e-safe:
Don't be lazy, Many shopping sites invite you to set up an account so you do not to have to re-enter your details every time you buy from their company. If your purchase is a one off buy you will be safer to not make an account, just in case the websites gets hacked your personal details would up for grabs (it does happen).
Only use websites you know, do not use websites that are unknown to you, chances are the website is a fake, the person who set up the website may be an identity fraud.
only use websites that have a URL staring with https, the S stands for secure!
Look for signs that the website protects your data make sure there is a tiny closed padlock in the address bar, or on the lower right corner of the window. Common viruses No matter how careful you might be, chances are, at one time or another, you will find your computer infected with a virus. If you are a frequent Internet user and you often download videos, music and other files from online, the chances of you picking up a virus is large.
Here are the top 3 computer viruses:
Encrypted Viruses – The encrypted virus is probably the most difficult kind of virus to detect and one of the most difficult type to stop. You may accidentally have downloaded one of these viruses and before you know it, it can affect the whole of your computer.
Secret Viruses – These types of viruses can make changes to files on your computer, the can also completely remove you files, they can also try to trick your computer and your anti virus program into thinking that the originals are being used.
Time Delay Viruses – These types of viruses take a much slower, more disciplined path towards ruining your computer. Instead of instantly trying to take over your computer the moment you download them, they will wait and slowly infect files bit by bit. Protect your self To avoid getting Viruses make sure you:
Install a trust worthy anti virus software such as Norton or McAfee.
Avoid dodgy websites. A good virus protection program will alert you when you visit a website that attempts to install or run a program on your computer.
Never Open Email Attachments Without Scanning Them First. this is one of the biggest ways viruses spread.
watch what you download. Activities people do online Online Shopping, people prefer to shop online instead of going out as it is more convenient
Social networking sites, such as Facebook, twitter or Tumblr. people use these to catch up with friends or tell each other what they are doing through statuses. on average people will spend around 1 to hours a day on social networking sites.
People will listen to music or catch up on the TV, using sites like YouTube, BCC i-player and ITV player.
Some people may use the internet to play games on their X-box or Wii's
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