Nowadays, we all have at least a computer at home, where to store our personal files, documents, programs, or whatever information we find interesting and valuable on the Internet. It is not a secret that a computer would not be the same, if there weren’t the Internet connected on, in order to allow us to instantly access various websites that can keep us updated to the latest advancements in technology, medicine and even fashion trends and recently released computer and console games. Indeed, we call all agree to the fact that the Internet is pretty important to each and every one of us, these days. However, you should know that the Internet definitely is not a safe and secure place, where you can do whatever crosses your mind or where you can download everything you want without attracting various threats to your computer. So, if we’ve got your attention and you want to find out more about the down sides of the Internet, stick close and read on, as in what follows we propose to discuss about the Internet safety.
As we mentioned above, there are various threats on the Internet that can damage the operating system of our computers and implicitly the information we store on our PCs. You surely have heard about the worms, viruses, Trojans, system monitors, tracking cookies and other related malicious software that can easily get inside our computers and corrupt their operating systems, when we browse the Internet. Of course, the good news is that we can always do something to protect our computers. However, the problems don’t seem to ease here, when discussing about the Internet safety.
You may have noticed that lately there are a lot of scandals involving cloud leaks. The cloud is a network of servers where we can store data. The purpose of storing data on clouds is to keep it secure. Nevertheless, at the moment, the security of cloud servers is very unstable. This is particularly dangerous when it involves not only your personal safety, but the safety of your family. For example, in case you haven’t noticed, nowadays a lot of home security camera systems store the footage that they record directly on clouds. If someone were to hack into the cloud, they could see your home, your schedule and they would have access to a lot of information that they could use against you. Our advice for you is to have as little contact as possible with cloud servers, at least for the moment. If you are interested in buying home security camera systems, look for units that have their own data storage unit. This will not only protect your privacy, but it will also keep your home internet working well, since constantly loading content online will consume a lot of your band width.
You should also know that your kids are the most exposed, when it comes to surfing on the Internet and opening various pages with obscene content. Moreover, your children can easily communicate personal, private information to scammers and hackers, who then can mess around with your bank account or credit cards. There are innumerable cases of people, be it children or grown-ups, who were victims of malicious users, so it is essential to never communicate your private information to persons you don’t know, even though they may seem to be trustworthy. Among other facts on Internet safety, we should also mention that children can be victims of Cyber bullying. This form of bullying is said to occur more frequently than real-life bullying, mainly because Cyber bullies can keep their identity hidden, when operating malicious actions on other children.