The Internet offers so many opportunities to explore, create and collaborate. But it’s important to keep yourself safe and secure, so you can make the most of it.
There are many different kinds of cyber crime. A criminal might try to gain access to your information – like your email password, banking details or social security number. They might do this by installing malware on your computer, trying to hack into your account, or tricking you into giving them the information. Then they could steal from you, impersonate you or even sell your details to the highest bidder.
A criminal might also try to use the Internet to scam you, sell you fake goods or make you do things that cost you money. Or, like a thief who steals a getaway car without caring who the owner is, they could want your computer or a website you own as a tool to commit cyber crime.
Whether you’re a new Internet user or an expert, the tips and tools here to help you navigate the web safely and securely are simply good to know.
– Courtesy Google.