Think you know all the rules when staying secure online? We asked a cyber security expert for the biggest gaps in people’s knowledge when it comes to internet safety, with tips on understanding the risks and how to protect yourself.
Ultimately, having an understanding of what is and isn’t safe behaviour should help you steer clear of any cyber security breaches or attacks. Using different passwords for all online accounts and heeding warnings from your internet browser about ‘insecure’ or ‘untrusted’ sites should also help to keep you safe. And although available at a significant discount from the established brands, a knock-off internet-enabled device could end up costing you more in the long run.
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