Nowadays, more and more of us are sharing more and more of our lives online. This is largely due to increased access to technology (most of us have access to the internet on smartphones that we carry around at all times) and the rise of platforms like social media and blogging. We have free to use spaces where we can use our voice, express ourselves, communicate with our nearest and dearest, reach out to a wider audience, and even develop a fan base if people are interested in us and our lives. No matter who you talk to, chances are they have a Facebook account, a Twitter profile and an Instagram account. Some will also have blogs or websites of their own. These are all potentially positive things. But when you start sharing information about yourself and your life online, you need to be careful. You could be at risk of a cyber attack!
Cyber attacks are pretty scary. People may be able to hack into your files, finding personal images and messages. They may be able to get into your online banking, potentially emptying your accounts. They might be able to access your social media accounts and post things in your name that you haven’t approved. These can all have devastating consequences! But not to worry. There are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself online. You just have to be vigorous when it comes to your online security. The infographic below will show you the basics of cyber security, so you can understand how attacks happen and how to avoid them yourself!
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