5 tips for staying safe on the web
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5 tips for staying safe on the web


Using the internet is a great way to communicate
with others, find information, and have some fun while you’re at it. Here are five easy ways to help you stay safe
and secure as you browse the web. One, create strong passwords for your online
accounts and keep them to yourself. Don’t use the same password on different websites,
especially for important accounts like your email and online bank. Remember a good password contains a combination
of numbers, characters, and case-sensitive letters so it can’t be easily guessed. Two, speaking of passwords, if you use Google
services like Gmail, enable two-step verification on your account settings page. When you sign in, you’ll enter both your password
and a code that you get from your phone. That way someone who steals your password
can’t access your account without the extra code. Three, always update your operating system,
browsers, and software as soon as a new version is available. Software updates often contain important security
fixes. The longer you wait, the longer your computer
may be vulnerable. Four, be careful of suspicious websites, offers,
or emails, even if it looks like they’re from friends. Never enter your password on an unfamiliar
site after following a link in an email or chat message. Instead, go to the real website directly by
typing the proper web address. Keep in mind that Google and most companies
will never email you to ask you for your password or other sensitive information. Remember the old saying, if an offer sounds
too good to be true, it probably is. Five, regularly check your computer for viruses
and malware. Install a trusted and reputable anti-virus
program and make sure it’s up to date. Watch out for fake anti-virus programs that
may try to trick you into downloading them by using scary looking pop-up windows. To learn more about protecting yourself on
the web, please visit google.com/help/security.

32 Comments

  • Woozma

    I think my internet explorer is cursed. Whenever I accidentally open it looking for chrome on my desktop, the homepage is in Russian…

  • Христо Маринов

    След внимателното разглеждане на видео клипа,мога само да благодаря на всички дами и господа от екипа на Google,които с изпълнено от любов сърце към нас потребителите,не жалят оскъдните остатъци от свободното си време,за да ни направят по-неуязвими срещу външни посегателства върху личния ни живот!

  • ger houben

    hoi heldrige johan wat kost dat voor je een abeloment pakt bij bij googleprivacy wat ben ik daar vooor kwijt als ik vragen mag

  • ger houben

    ja als dat te duur is dan doe ik dat niet ik krijg ook maar 45 euro per week leefgeld wand ik sta onder bewindvoering

  • Bento Pedro Martins

    Os acessos ao "Portal Social Bento 116" são abertos publicamente e tem como propostas abrir as comunidades suas opiniões, suas avaliações e também seus reclames e elogios em todas as áreas que envolvem seus direitos, suas cidadania de forma democraticamente aberta, porem não admitindo de forama alguma quaisquer preceitos que venham interagir ou contraditar o direito de defesa de que esta sendo acusado ou contraditado, segundo as responsabilidades dqueles que venha editar seus textos cujas responsabilidades assumam, ok? -Bento Pedro Martins, administrador do presente Portal Social Bento 116

  • nGon-

    Additional thoughts.
    1: The strength of a password is not necessarily limited to it's use of characters, someone who'd brute force a password would just try out everything if a person is more likely to use multiple characters. The length and uniqueness (by that I mean something only you know, if your dog's name is generic don't use that, if your favourite artist is Bob Marley, don't use that etc) is more important. Also you can better have a password you can remember than one you need to write down or even save somewhere.

    2: And meanwhile you can stack up all that information, amirite? Since Google tries to integrate everything with anything, I wouldn't trust them with the opportunity to use your phone number later to tell you the NSA is watching you.

    3: Uhm, not always. If something gets patched wrong (which happens a lot on day 1) you might actually be more vulnerable. Always wait at least a few days or research if a known vulnerability has been patched in the latest update.

    5: Or use an operating system that isn't likely to be attacked. Since Windows is the biggest platform out there, and recompiling all the code that was originally intended for Windows Executables (.exe) to that of other operating systems (like Linux/GNU distro's or OS X) is often to much of a hassle for scammers/people who write viruses. They know their virus is less likely to even be found and those who do find it are (in the case of Linux/GNU) often smart enough to check it's authenticity.

  • napolon dumas

    Bonjour, actuellement en situation difficile,niveau santé et financier je souhaite trouver un travail qui dommande pas trop d'efforts physique (problème de colone vertébrale) ou formation.

  • Karya N.Kikoy

    This is an old video, but it does cover the basics of how to stay safe when you are on the internet using your computer.

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