Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Be Internet Smart

This blog post is concerned with the importance and urgency of safety of the billions of the users on the Internet.
   2011's biggest security threats include geolocation and mobile devices.

   Malware still dominates the Internet in an influential manner. According to a recent study, most of the sites checked by McAfae serve only one purpose:spreading malicious code.
This means it has no system of administrative control and no security policies. If there are security policies or laws they constantly need to be altered because of the changing technology. You are always up for an attack or an intrusion of your own privacy. Survivability is the key. Just the simple task of checking email, browsing, chatrooms, or even shopping can be harmful. You can be safe in this environment but you must always be on the alert for problems.

  Chat rooms, E-mail and browsing are common sources of viruses. Researches indicate that Online purchases come in the highest risk, followed by anonymous websites and commercial websites.

In the 21st Century, many computer users turn to the internet for their daily activities and it eventually became a part of their daily lives. In these times many processes that involve and depended on paperwork were now relied on servers, which were machines that help us relay the information to and from our computer. These servers containing our personal information can help us identify ourselves throughout the internet. However, there are many ways in which information can be used to disclose our personal information to anyone. While there has been an increasingly amount of computer users on the internet, many have had their piracy invaded by many strangers. However, not many users may know the exact amount of security that is involved in each of their daily activities. Yet, some believe that all information is very and under protection. However it is not secure and it can also occur through e-mails, e-commerce and websites.

So, what do we do? Below are some proved safety tips:

 Know the dangers associated with the sites your children frequent.
  • Parents need to stay in close touch with their kids as they explore the Internet.
  • Teachers need to help students use the Internet appropriately and safely.
  • Community groups, including libraries, after-school programs, and others should help educate the public about safe surfing.
  • Kids and teens need to learn to take responsibility for their own behavior -- with guidance from their families and communities.
  • It's not at all uncommon for kids to know more about the Internet and computers than their parents or teachers. If that's the case in your home or classroom, don't despair. You can use this as an opportunity to turn the tables by having your child teach you a thing or two about the Internet. Ask her where she likes to go on the Internet and what she thinks you might enjoy on the Net. Get your child to talk with you about what's good and not so good about his Internet experience. Also, no matter how Web-literate your kid is, you should still provide guidance. You can't automate good parenting.

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