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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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Be prepared and back it up!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by

It’s important to back up your personal data regularly so it’s safe just in case the worst happens.

As you use your computers, phones, and tablets, you’ll start to accumulate a lot of data on the internal storage. Whether its music, lists and notes, contact information, important documents, or those photos from your once-in-a-lifetime holiday – losing it would be awful. We all like to think we’re careful and it’ll never happen to us, but the truth is no matter how careful you are, you never know when your phone will drop out of your pocket and break, your iPad will be lost or stolen, you accidentally open an email containing a virus, or that cup of coffee decides to just tip itself over the laptop keyboard.

With World Backup Day on the 31st of March, we thought there was no better time to share some top tips for backing up your data effectively and putting in place a recovery plan in case of emergency.

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