Online security is a relatively new concept for a lot of people. Although the term computer virus will be relatively well known the overall approach that the modern computer user should treat the new online world, especially e-commerce, is in general not given the coverage it really deserves. This article will look at the potential threats that the average home and small office computer user and indeed the planet as a whole face.
The internet is still considered by many people as a very safe place to spend time online. There are a number of good surveys that have been carried out in recent years that suggest as much. However, the internet is slowly changing from being a completely safe place to one that is home to people who want to spend all of their time working online. These people should be aware of the potential risks attached to the use of the internet and the actions that should be performed when using it.
One of the major changes that need to be made in order to tackle the issue of computer and internet safety is education. A lot of this change needs to be focused on how the average computer user can avoid danger and what actions to take when they will face danger online.
There are a number of online security companies that are trying to address this in a number of ways. In business, they offer a range of programs that aim to educate people about the dangers of the internet and how to deal with them. These programs range from computer education programs to products that you can buy to programs that act as a firewall between the internet and your computer.
Schools and colleges are spending a lot of money to get people trained in how to avoid internet scams and how to have a safe time online. This is great and educational but what people really need is more action. They need to be informed that they need to take certain precautions to protect themselves.
One of the best ways to protect you is to know all about the internet security programs that are available. If you go online without knowing anything about internet security, you probably won’t understand why. Then again, you probably have programs set up without even knowing it.
Ask yourself, why do you think they are there? Why do you think they are required? For the simple fact that you have downloaded a file or software, yes, you got that, but there is something more amazing about it. Sound familiar?
People install all kinds of cool software each day, but why is it that they suddenly become dangerous? Why does it happen when you suddenly open up that email attachment? Disclosure?
All these questions and inquiries need to be answered if you want to start to address the safety of your computer and what you need to know to protect yourself. The first thing that you need to do is to visit your local law enforcement agency, or your local cyber police.
The reason for this is because most investigations start with the fact that you made attempts to communicate with the seller or the cyber criminal and took some steps to protect yourself. Not only did you seek to protect yourself from them but you also did not read the email all the way through until you downloaded it, thus giving them the opportunity to attack.
The second step is to call the seller and explain to them that you want to take action against them because they are the ones who registered the account with the fraudulent organization and take possession of the merchandise. Once you have proof of how they proceeded to rob you, you can use your supposed rights under the electronic signature to put a stop to it.
Although your local police officers or cyber police are not going to be able to help you directly with this as they won’t be able to find out exactly where and how the attack was committed. But, you can use them to help put a stop to it once and for all and send the information to the cyber police where it can be used to at least slow them down and reveal the fraud.
Rest assured, with these simple steps you can make your electronic signature useful and you can make your computer safe without it being cracked.