Over the past several years, security awareness has improved and most people run active software (anti-virus and firewalls) to block incoming attacks. This has led to attackers shifting their tactics; they now try to entice you to invite them in rather than try to directly break in.
Mozilla Firefox offers a more secure Internet browsing experience, with the NoScript extension providing extra protection. Follow our tips and take advantage of tools to stay safe whenever you're online.
One of the most effective ways for you to protect yourself while using the Internet is to make sure your personal equipment is up to date. Fortunately, making sure your personal equipment isn’t vulnerable to hackers isn’t hard to do– there are freely available tools that can take care of it for you.
Keeping Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on your computer is a security risk. Learn the different types of PII that may be located on your computer and download software from UB that can help you remove it.
Find the information you need to protect yourself against phishing attempts. Learn to recognize an attempt and find out what steps you should take if you recieve a phishing attempt or give your personal information to a phisher.