Tips for navigating the Safer Internet Day

Any day serves to bring some sanity to our navigation, but is even mandatory dates indicated.

Since even the FBI has security blunders, it is worth remembering from time to time safe practices on the Web, especially for children. Is there a better time to why the Safer Internet Day?

And it seems that we still have much to learn from this to protect the Internet and which do not fall in the first tender lambs that are scam. According to a study released today by Microsoft, although 73% of the Spanish think you have a basic knowledge of online security, many do not know how to defend against threats such as phishing or identity theft. Specifically, 48% of the Spanish do not know how to avoid identity theft, a percentage that is 79% in the case of young people from 14 to 24 years.

To help us protect our identity and enhance security, many technology companies today offer us advice, help and resources. The Internet pioneer Yahoo, this veteran of sailing, has launched a specific page to teach parents and children to use social networks, avoid risky situations and control their Internet privacy.

The German company G Data, for example, has taken the time to advise parents to tell their children what a strong password (hint: not password1), give them a healthy dose of mistrust and recommends, for example, teaching mobile applications to be downloaded only from official stores.

In Kaspersky, in turn, call the family unit stating that "The family that shares contents insurance, stays together" and remember that often, the lessons go in reverse and it is young people who can teach parents and grandparents So how to upload videos, share photos and keep in touch, without falling into that of "I won an iPad for being the one millionth visitor".

Finally, as knowledge of the hazards is the best way to avoid them, Trend Micro detects hostile multiple profiles to be cautious about such as social media hustler, the phisher (the bank never asks for our data by mail, which does makes this sly individual), the fake antivirus which designs, the spammer or malware creates.

Of course, even if we have this in mind, as recently pointed a committee of experts in the British Parliament, we need not panic, but simple rules and routines. Or put another way, common sense.

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