Here are 5 tips to be safe while gaming online:
Tip #1 - Beware of cheat codes & programs
There will come a time when you feel that your computer is slowing down, becoming less efficient than it used to be, and what comes to mind is to either recycle or sell off the parts to get a brand-new computer. However, is it safe to do so?
Most people would think that formatting the hard disk would completely clear the disk, so it would be safe to sell it off as a second-hand item. Unfortunately, with no proper precautions, someone can easily recover and extract personal or corporate data that was previously stored in the disk.
Has it ever occurred to you that the things you throw in your bin might be valuable to someone else? Most people don’t think someone would dig through their trash for information, but Dumpster Diving is a technique which provides easy access to personal information from discarded documents such as receipts, bills, copies of passports and identity cards.
Who are dumpster divers?
It could be anyone, including someone within your workplace or an outsider who is spying on you, including friends or neighbours.
The internet is a powerful tool that can be used for education for children as it supports their learning and research. However, the internet has potential dangers that come with it. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to protect children from the dangers of being online as there are explicit, disturbing and illegal sites online that children should not have access to.
Public Wi-Fi hotspots are usually unsecured, since they are intended for users to easily connect to them. Information sent through unsecured wireless transmissions are usually not encrypted, so it’s easy for the data to be intercepted.
Here are some of the risks you’re taking when connected to a public wi-fi hotspot:
What is a digital footprint?
When we walk on sand, we leave a trail of footprints behind. Similarly, we leave footprints online; we leave records and traces behind as we use the Internet. Have you ever wondered what you may have left behind when you’re online? Should you care? The answer is yes!
Your digital footprint may contribute to your online reputation. It may benefit but also be a risk to you at the same time.
Your footprint may include information such as: