Top Tips - Internet Security

As Internet security threats continue to evolve, these strategies can help to decrease the risks you face on a daily basis.

Search Safely

- If the addresses does not begin with ‘https://’ (The ‘S’ stands for ‘secure’.) or there is no padlock at the beginning of the address; do not enter personal information on the site.

Cookies

- Utilise cookie management programs that can delete old cookies and help manage them.

- This could be anti-spyware programs that scan for tracker cookies.

- UK websites must gain your permission to enable cookies.

Viruses

- Do not open any files attached to an email from an unknown, suspicious or untrustworthy source.

- Be careful with USB connected devices as they are very common carriers of viruses. - Buy only reputable software from reputable companies.