How Cyber Safe Are You In The Digital Age?
Do you ever wonder about your cyber safety? If you are spending time online with a computer, tablet, television or mobile phone then you really need to start thinking about cyber safety. If you don’t, you may fall victim to cyber crime. You can fall victim even if you do not use your credit card online. You also have to consider your entire family. Consider the online habits of your spouse, kids, parents and even grand parents. We really like this video created by Get Cyber Safe.
Just think about the number of devices that are connected to the Internet. Are all of your devices protected as well? It is time to stop thinking about cyber security on just your desktop or laptop computer and to consider every other connected device.
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- Canadians spend an average of six hours a day online.
- What Devices Do Canadians Use To Access The Internet?
- 94% use a laptop or desktop computer
- 74% use smartphones
- 58% use tablets
- 25% use smart TVs
- 25% use gaming systems
- Canadians protect their computers from online threats, but only 50% know of the risks to their other devices.
- You Can Protect All Your Devices From Cyber Threats Using:
- Strong passwords
- Up-to-date security software
- Trusted sources to download content
- How Do Canadians Stay Connected?
- 83% use secure home Wi-Fi
- 41% use cellular provider’s network
- 32% use public Wi-Fi
- If You’re Using Wi-Fi On-The-Go:
- Use password protected Wi-Fi connections
- Don’t connect to unknown networks
- Turn off your Wi-Fi when not in use
- What Are Canadians Doing Online?
- 98% checking email
- 85% banking online
- 83% reading news/watching TV
- 80% using social networks
- Protect Yourself:
- Do not open links or attachments that seem suspicious
- Never ‘auto-remember’ your passwords or personal info
- Update your privacy settings
For more tips on how to protect yourself and your devices online, visit GetCyberSafe.ca