G DATA provides tips for secure use of social networks and more
Internet users spent much time online every day. Young people in particular spend a lot of time in social networks and on messaging services. However, when they do so, they are frequently careless with their personal data and thus endanger their digital identities. Another danger when dealing with the worldwide web is cyberbullying. This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) is being held under the slogan “Create, connect and share respect: A better Internet starts with you”, and aims to make users aware of the dangers of the Internet. To mark this European day of action, G DATA is providing security tips and demonstrating how Internet users can keep control of their data.
Ransomware, phishing, cyberbullying – the list of threats on the Internet is long. Users can quickly become victims of successful attacks and then have to deal with the loss of their personal data or other far-reaching consequences.
“Many Internet users do not take the security of their own digital identity seriously because they are unaware of the risks or do not see themselves as interesting targets of attack for cyber criminals. This then makes successful attacks particularly easy for the perpetrators,” explains Tim Berghoff, G DATA Security Evangelist. “Users can protect themselves against online attacks, cyberbullying and the like by following a few simple security tips.”
SID is a global day of action initiated by the European Union to improve security on the Internet. This year it is taking place on the second day of the second week of the second month. Anyone can take part - institutions, companies, organisations, associations or private individuals.