How to be safe on the Internet is the right question to ask. Using the Internet is part of our daily lives, which is why it is often used by malicious criminals as a way to trick users into risky behaviour that could compromise their devices and personal data.

This February 7, 2023 – Safer Internet Day – we promote safer Internet browsing with some tips on how to minimize the risks that currently exist:

Use of strong and unique passwords for different services.
Avoid using common words and phrases and consider using a password manager.

Watch out for phishing campaigns.
​​​​​​​Be wary of unsolicited emails that ask for personal information or follow suspicious links and attachments. Also, we must report phishing emails. In this way, the teams responsible for organisations’ security can take appropriate preventive measures.

Browse secure websites only.
Look for the “https” and the URL bar lock icon before entering sensitive information.

Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) whenever possible.
This additional layer of authentication increases the security of online service accounts.

Pay attention to risky behaviour.
​​​​​​​You should download files and click on links from trusted sources only.

Keep the software to access the Internet (browser) and operating system updated.
Regular updates fix vulnerabilities in the software, allowing for safer browsing.

Use secure networks.
Avoid using public networks for sensitive activities, as these networks are often not secure.

Keep your data safe!