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How to stay safe on public WiFi

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 by

Did you know that February 5th is Safer Internet Day? This worldwide event aims to draw attention to the ever-important issue of online safety, including cyberbullying, digital security and even offensive or illegal content. This year’s theme, ‘Together for a better internet’, encourages individuals to create a better internet by working on the ‘4 Rs’: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and Resilience. We decided to pitch in by shining the light on one aspect of the internet that may slip our minds until we need it – public WiFi networks.

Public WiFi networks can be a blessing – whether you’re quickly taking care of some business on your laptop while you have a coffee, or you’re sending some holiday snaps home while on a trip abroad. However, as convenient as that free WiFi access is, there can be security risks associated with using public WiFi networks that you should know about. You don’t need to stop using public WiFi altogether but there are a few things you should keep in mind before you connect. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you stay safe while you surf the ‘net – all you need is a little bit of reasoning and resilience.

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Avoid phishing scams with these tips from Internode

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 by

Over the years, there’s been a significant increase in the number of emails impersonating Internode, which may contain fraudulent links or attachments. These types of scam emails usually attempt to steal your Internode account information or credit card details, which is known as “phishing”.

Here’s some info to help you avoid being hooked by these phishing scams.

If you receive a suspicious email

  • Do not reply to the email.
  • Do not call any phone numbers in the email.
  • Do not click any links or open any attachments.
  • Just report, then delete.

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Tips to avoid a DIY fright

Monday, October 29th, 2018 by

We here at the office love a bit of DIY, especially when it comes to our precious gadgets and tech. However, doing it yourself does come with a risk of things going wrong – sometimes in ways you may not anticipate! Don’t let that discourage you from giving it a go, though – with a little bit of consideration, preparation and care, you can still tackle that DIY job and come out on top (and save yourself the cash from hiring a pro to do it, too!).

Read on to find out about five different ways that your DIY project can turn into a D-I-WHY?! situation, and how to plan ahead so things go smoothly.

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