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Guide to Internet Security

How to protect your business on the internet

The internet is a wonderful place; many of us use it on a regular basis for a multitude of functions. Email helps us to keep in touch with family, and friends all over the world and most people have at least one email account. The growing use of digital cameras and phone cameras means that we can send pictures at the click of a mouse.

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Business Internet Security

Business Internet Security

It's now a necessity for business to integrate the internet in their operations, to successfully compete with their competitors. It's necessary to incorporate internet security programs to protect your business when online.

File Sharing Security Services

File Sharing Security Services

File sharing provides great advantages for business users. However, if you are not careful, your file tranfers can also be hacked, causing potentially serious damage and loss of data for your business. Get the best file sharing security.

Internet Security Issues

Internet Security Issues

If you are a small business owner, being on the internet offers great potential for your business. But it is essential that you protect your computer system used for business against potential internet threats.

Third Party Vendor Security

Third-Party Vendor Security

When we talk about corporate cybersecurity, we usually refer to what companies do from within to protect their data. But with the growth of third-party vendors company services, their cyber security plays an important role, too.

Wireless Hot Spots

Wireless Hot Spots

Being able to surf the internet at a relatively high speed, makes wireless connection a great advancement in wireless technology. You can catch up with your communications and keep an eye on your business.

At the same time, smart phones have become an all-encompassing devices that serve many different use and purposes, from personal communication to shopping and business. The internet is an indelible part of our lives, with its ubiquitos presence, with cyber security ever more important.

Online computer virus threats

Unfortunately, there is a downside to all of this increased use of the internet. That is the growth of the spread of computer viruses and other so-called ‘malware’. Originally, internet hackers were satisfied keeping their attentions focussed on government and business websites, and their viruses were intended to attack corporations. Most hackers saw this as a challenge.

However, there is now an increasing trend towards home computer users being targeted by these attacks. The amount of damage that can be caused by a virus varies, but there are a number of easy steps that a person can take to help increase their internet security.

Word 'Security' written on computer screen
When you're doing anything on the internet, be it shopping, communicating
or reseraching, you have to be security conscious.
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Keep your antivirus program up to date

The first step to keeping your computer free from viruses is to have up-to-date antivirus software running on your computer. You need to make regular checks to ensure that your software is updated, and to scan your entire computer for viruses. There are a number of cheap, and free antivirus software programs available that provide excellent protection. You can find these by searching through your search engine for antivirus program.

Don't open email attachments

The next step to maintain your internet security is to be extremely cautious about the type of files that you open, or download. The majority of viruses are actually spread through email attachments. Having these on your computer, in your inbox, is not the danger; the real danger is when you open the attachment.

It may not be obvious that anything has happened when you first open the attachment containing the virus, quite often they appear blank. The damage is caused by the program that is activated within the attachment. If you do not know, and trust, the person who has sent you the attachment then delete the email.

SMART HOME RESOURCES

Turn Your Home Into Smart Home

With the spread of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the upcoming 5G networks, more and more devices are being connected online. This includes growing number of home devices and appliances that are already in billions around the world.

It's almost as if Smart Home with Smart Appliances is becoming a must. Learn about this technology in How to Turn Your Home Into Smart Home Guide, available as an infographic.

Smart Home appliances IoT - an illustration

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