Today, February 6, Safe Internet Day is celebrated around the world. A date dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of safe internet security. This year’s motto is Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you.
What is Internet Security?
Internet security is a branch of computer security that is dedicated to identifying and preventing all threats that affect the network of networks. Basically the internet is used for the exchange of information, information that may be at risk. Among the most common dangers that affect users and web pages are:
- Theft of data: banking, personal, etc.
- Phishing (identity theft)
- DDoS attacks: DDoS attacks consist of making a large number of requests to a website in a short space of time to make it go down.
As you can see, there are several threats that we face when we surf the internet. Luckily, there are ways to protect yourself from them in internetetsecurite.
Internet privacy and security measures
The first basic security measure on the internet is to have an antivirus. They are the first filter to protect against threats and there are quite interesting free solutions. Any device with a connection must have the protection of an antivirus, and that includes tablets and smartphones and you can easily use it PrivacySharks.
Passwords are another security breach that must be controlled. Surely you have an account on Google, Facebook or Twitter, to name a few well-known services. But if you are tempted to always use the same password for convenience, think twice because it is the opposite of what computer security experts recommend. In addition, having a different password for each thing, these must be strong enough and difficult to guess.
Safety when browsing the Internet is largely a matter of common sense. Among the common tips is to avoid suspicious web pages (most antivirus detects this type of virus). Secure websites have an SSL certificate, which means that the url of the website will have an https instead of an http.
If you are in charge of a clinic, you must make sure that your patients’ information is completely safe. Clinic Cloud, our clinic management program in the cloud not only facilitates the management of the medical history of patients but also ensures that you strictly comply with the precepts of the LOPD.