The ABC’s of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity begins with every user’s online behaviour!

Remember the basic rules of safe behaviour:

● Use different strong passwords in different environments.

● Update your passwords regularly and don’t share them with others.

● Don’t disclose your personal information or share it with strangers.

● Don’t open unknown emails, links or attachments. If someone you know sends you an unusual text or attachment, always check what it is before you open it.

Don’t accept friend requests from unknown users.

● Make sure that a website that requires personal information is protected by a secure encrypted connection: the address starts with https.

● Make sure that the website you’re on is what it should be letter-for-letter (e.g. vs

Don’t share revealing photos or videos of yourself with strangers or casual acquaintances.

● Check the settings of your social media and make sure that the posts on your wall are only visible to your friends. Facebook users can go to Settings – Privacy Settings and select “Share with friends of friends or publicly shared posts”. After clicking ‘restrict’ all your previous posts will also become visible to only your friends.

● Try to avoid using shared and public devices. If that is not possible, make sure that you’re always logged out of all the places you visit or log in to.

● Keep your computer and smart devices’ software up to date.

● Download apps to your phone only from the official store: Google Play Store, Apple App Store, Windows Store.

● Install antivirus software on your computer and smartphone.

Back up your files both on your computer and your phone regularly.

The material has been compiled by the youth information portal Teeviit using the Information System Authority

Published in the youth information portal Teeviit in 2022.

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