Internet
Risks
Dangers on the internet, the internet has many good sides but there are also danger on the net.
Here are some things that you should be aware of:
Viruses are small ocmputer programmes that are created bypeople who want to damage to the internet.
You can protect yourself by using anti-virus programmes.
Hackers are waiting to take control of your computer.
Use a firewall to keep the out.
Log offline when you don't need the internet.
It will prevent anyone from entering your PC remotely.
Ramsomware, the newest threat to computer users. The first viruses appeared in 2013 but they have become more dangerous recently.
The viruses can sweep across the internet in a short period of time and infect millions of computers overnight.
They hit your computer without you knowing it.
In many cases the virus stops your hard drive from working or encrypts documents and photos, which then become useless.
Hackers then demand money for letting you control your computer again.
Virus developers are always looking for new ways to make money.
anti-virus firms are working hard to produce patches to protect such attacks
The worst passwords in 2017 were also the most common passwords used by users. Having good passwords is becoming more necessary because cyberattacks are on the rise.
6 of the most common passwords only consisted of numbers. According to SplashData there are few thing to consider when you choose a password:
SplashData says that users have been trying to make password longer but if there is a simple pattern behind it, it doesn't really help.
Use a mix of numbers, letters and special characters.
Secure password should have a lenght of at least 12 characters
Do no tuse the same password for all your internet accounts.
Try using a toolo to manage the passwords that you have.
Do not use birthday dates or words that are recognised easily.
Use your phone or another form of identification.