The internet is part of everyday life at home, work and school. It's important to be safe when online and to secure your computers and servers properly.
If malicious software infects your computer equipment it can corrupt your files and can allow others to access your confidential information.
You can help reduce the risks by having up-to-date security software installed and activated, securing your internet connections and services and understanding and managing the emails and files you receive or download.
Backing-up your data can also help you recover your information if a virus destroys your files, or if your computer is stolen or damaged.
For some great tips on how to protect your computer, visit https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/computers for more information on each of the below:
- Set and use strong passwords
- Protect your email
- Use online telephoning (VoIP)
- Back-up your data
- Update software
- Secure your internet connection
- Secure your computers