We all know that everything has an advantage and disadvantage, so here we are going to talk about the internet do’s and don’ts. DO’S Use the internet responsibly and respect others privacy - don't log in as someone else to read their emails or mess with their online profiles.  Use the internet to keep in contact with friends and family  Look up information on the internet as part of school work and for leisure Tell someone if you are being bullied online and make sure to include symbols and numbers when making a password so that it will be harder to crack. Be careful when downloading programs from the internet incase they carry viruses, always scan the program first. Use an alias as your user name if you use chat room sites Use chatroom sites that are public, monitored and are childfriendly. Use anti-virus software and make sure to renew regularly. keep a record of all online transactions made and check your bank

How To Know Which Websites Are Secure And Which Aren't

The internet as we all know can be very safe at times but there are some sites that are real dangers to us all. In this post we will be talking about how we can know which sites are safe to visit and those that will cause problems to us 1 .      Before giving any information to a website, you should make sure it is secure. Below are some quick tips that you can use to tell if a site is secure. Check the SSL Certificate Look at the URL of the website. If it begins with “https” instead of “http” it means the site is secured using an SSL Certificate (the s stands for secure). SSL Certificates secure all of your data as it is passed from your browser to the website’s server. To get an SSL Certificate, the company must go through a validation process. However, there are a few different levels of validation—and some of them are easier to get through than others. The lowest level of validation, Domain Validation (DV), simply validates ownership of the domain and not the legitima

12 Tips to Maintain a Virus Free Computer

Today we will be talking on 12 tip to maintain a virus free computer. Is your computer infected with virus? Do you often get mysterious error messages? Well, this is a common problem faced by almost all the computer users across the globe. Even though some of them are harmless, they do have the ability to do a number of nasty things up to and including damaging or erasing sensitive data from your computer. However, there are ways to keep viruses and other malware away from your computer. Ways to Keep Your Computer Virus Free: Here are the 12 tips to  maintain a virus free computer : Email is one of the common ways by which your computer can catch a virus. So, it is always recommended to stay away from  SPAM . Open only those emails that has its origin from a trusted source such as those which comes from your contact list. If you are using your own private email host (other than Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc.) then it is highly recommended that you use a good spam filter. And

Ways of Detecting Phishing And How We Can Avoid It

How To Detect Phishing And Avoid It As we know Phishing is  the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. And in this post we will be discussing phishing broadly and we will see ways we can avoid it There are various phishing techniques used by attackers: Embedding a link in an email that redirects your employee to an insecure website that requests sensitive information Installing a Trojan via a malicious email attachment or ad which will allow the intruder to exploit loopholes and obtain sensitive information Spoofing the sender address in an email to appear as a reputable source and request sensitive information Attempting to obtain company information over the phone by impersonating a known company vendor or IT department Some Of The Ways To Avoid Phishing Include: 1. Keep Informed About Phishing Techniques  – New

Tips On Staying Safe On The Internet (Creating strong and complex passwords)

As we already know that the internet has so many danger in the internet, we will be giving tips on how to stay safe. In This Post We Will giving Tips on choosing and creating a strong and complex password  1. Use lots of quirky character types.  One way hackers crack passwords is by using sophisticated password-cracking software to test combinations of numbers, letters and symbols for your credentials. It can require a lot of computing power to do, but for shorter passwords, it’s a pretty reliable hacking method. The more types of weird symbols—like !@$%—that your password has, the greater number of tries a computer has to take to guess your credentials. And some sites have features that block multiple password attempts, meaning the more complex your password is, the more likely a hacker will get locked out before their software guesses the right code. 2. Don’t use dictionary words.  Passwords with common words or phrases ones are the first to fall to increasingly adept passw


The internet has many uses and advantages. But as always, there will be a disadvantage(or abuses). Here, we will be discussing on some of these disadvantages in our day to day lives...... So here we go: 1. E-mail S pamming :  also known as  junk email , is a type of electronic spam where unsolicited messages are sent by email. Many  email spam messages  are commercial in nature but may also contain disguised links that appear to be for familiar websites but in fact lead to  phishing web sites  or sites that are hosting malware.   On viewing such e-mails or downloading the attachments, you might unknowingly invite viruses into your system and harm it. 2.   Hacking :  Hacking is an attempt to exploit a computer system or a private network inside a computer. Simply put, it is the unauthorized access to or control over computer network security systems for some illicit purpose. What a hackers Basically do is to get into someones system with the aim of getting informatio


The Web Rangers is an initiative by Google to promote digital literacy among the youth. The aim is to promote and educate the youth about how the internet is an empowering tool relevant to their lives and their futures. The Web Rangers are dedicated to teaching our peers about the power of the internet. We are here to promote digital literacy so everyone can use the internet to pursue passions, hone talents and develop skills or learn new things that matter. What We Do? We are a group of online heroes who's aim is to keep the internet safe. What It Entail? This project is targeted to teenagers, age 14-18 who will campaign for safe use of the internet in their communities, after participating in a workshop organised by Google and partners, where they learn about online safety and campaigning. The teens are challenged to make the best use of their social influence and spread their newly acquired knowledge and skills among other teens and children. This