Be careful to use the Internet safely

Let's review the safety of the Internet

June is said to be "Internet safety month".Originally, the number of children using online services at the beginning of the summer was thought to be an ideal timing to talk about the safety of the Internet at home.

The current social situation has changed significantly from before.It will be a lifestyle like many people around the world at home, and as a result, it will be more online than before.

What do you keep in mind to use the Internet safely in your future life?

First of all, using security software, etc., protecting devices and personal information is the basics.On top of that, it is necessary to keep the recent trend of cyber crimes.That makes it easier to prevent attacks.

For example, a "phishing fraud" that guides you to a fake site by e -mail with a regular service or the like, and steals credit card information and login information (ID and password, etc.).

Recently, there was a trick to say that when the mask was short of inventory, it would sell a special mask.In addition, many of the campaigns are deceived by gifts and smartphones that are difficult to obtain.Cyber crimes incorporate today's trends into a lot.

If you think that you can get something that is difficult to obtain, you may be careless.If you send it by e -mail, I would like to make sure that the e -mail address is a regular, or if you have accessed the site, the web address is regular.

On the other hand, let's look at the fact that the opportunity to use the Internet at home is increasing.Are you checking all the devices connected by your family, such as PCs, smartphones, and tablets, and their security?Don't forget to review this area.

IoT devices are particularly overlooked.We want to change the device name and Wi-Fi password from the default, and use the latest patches, etc., and to check measures such as checking version upgrade information.

By the way, you may want to consider a virtual private network (VPN) with this opportunity.You can enhance the security and encryption of data on the network.There may be few opportunities to go out, but after the situation has converged, it is a tool that you want to use when using public Wi-Fi.

The literacy of the user is becoming more and more important

It is important to remember that even online, they interact with many people or have the opportunity for an unspecified number of people to see their own transmission.Literacy is required to safely use the Internet.

Especially on SNS, simply pressing the button of the share or retweet may spread the wrong information steadily.Each person must act to prevent it.

Even if you find some shocking topics, check the source (source).It is important to hit multiple sources and check whether it is information on public institutions.

In this area, if you are a guardian, you must be especially careful.It is easy to make a variety of security settings for children, but it is also possible for the child to release it.You will need to discuss "why you do this setting" and "Why not do this?"

VERYWELL FAMILY, an overseas news site that provides information on children's health, summarizes articles on Internet etiquette for children.It may be good to refer to such an article.

By playing a role, many people can use the Internet safely.Here are some McAfee blog's "What you can do to use the Internet safely."(Seikyu Lab)

* The following will be reprinted from MCAFEE blog.

What you can do each person to use the Internet safely: Mcafee Blog

This time, I would like to think about how important the Internet is for us.Let's think about "safer Internet", not just the Internet.

June is the Internet safety month.The reason why it is June is that it is an ideal timing to talk about the safety of the Internet at home, because the number of children who use online services at the beginning of the summer will increase.started.Currently, millions of people around the world are increasingly online due to guidelines from local governments and companies at home.Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to the Internet safety month in 2020.We are changing the Internet to the basics of daily life by working in more online, more online play, entertainment, and more online education.

Certainly, we are increasing the number on the Internet.A safe Internet is not a good one, which is essential.And there are many things we can do to achieve that.

A safer Internet may seem like an individual's hand, but in fact, each of us can play a big role.As a member, contributor, and participants who access the Internet every day, our actions can make the Internet a safer place.

So what can we do specifically?Take a little time this month and think about the following three categories and the following questions.This helps to understand the way of thinking about the safety of the Internet and how to make the Internet of yourself and others more secure.


1.Internet security -How do I keep my device safer?2.Internet safety-How do I keep myself and my family safer?3.Internet Ethics - How are you online and others?

How do I keep my device safer?-The safety of the device is relatively easy if you take the steps to ensure it.Comprehensive security software protects devices, using Internet routers protecting all devices connected in the house, updating software, and using powerful passwords using password managers.You can do it.

In other words, the security of the Internet is another aspect of home maintenance.Just as cutting the lawn, replacing the battery of the smoke detector, or changing the filter of the heating system, there is almost the same method of taking care of the home computer, tablet, telephone, and connected devices.am.They also need your regular care and maintenance.Again, excellent security software can be processed automatically or with relatively simple tasks.

If you are not sure where to start managing your device security, see an article about how to become an IT professional at home.This article is explained to simplify the process by breaking down the basics into each step, and to be confident in the process.

How do I keep myself and my family safely?-This is a topic, such as the theft of personal information, the privacy of personal data, the time to use online, and how to use a smartphone for children, and how to identify online fraud.In addition to tools that support these concerns such as ID and virtual private network (VPN) that encrypts personal information, children such as parental control software and built -in browser advisors can be used online and safe.There is also an application to be

However, the safety of the Internet is beyond the device.Like driving a car, many online safety depend on our actions and appropriate judgments.For example, a survey has shown that 91 % of the whole cyber attack starts with phishing emails, clicking on the links that users actually think to be a victim of attacks.The research supports this."The personal characteristics are very important in studying how cyber crimes are being carried out, especially online and online," said Thomas Holt, a criminal judicial professor at Michigan State University.It is an activity that they engage in and have the biggest impact on their risks. "Scammers are attacking consumers' worries and weaknesses, using emails and webs to encourage them to click.

Based on the above, we will show some general guidance on actions that can maintain safety.

・ Be careful of fishing emails.If the "sender" address of the email looks like a slightly changed brand name, or if it is completely unknown, do not operate the message.

・ Be careful when claiming that it is an email from a legitimate company.If you receive an email requesting the login authentication information, please access the company website or app directly.To judge the legitimacy of the request, you need to be able to check the status of the account there.

・ When searching, look closely at the results before clicking.Let's think a bit about whether the website you click is legitimate.Is there any sign of an unknown URL, an unfamiliar name, a familiar brand name with the addition of letters and words, or an explanation that you just feel not appropriate?In that case, do not click.In addition, as mentioned earlier, use an built -in web advisor that can be searched and surfed safely.Before clicking, clearly distinguishes a known link or suspicious link.

These are only a few examples, but I think the gist will be transmitted.When we are online, everyone needs to be careful.These actions may be new to them, but it applies to our children and our older parents.

In addition, the reason why these movements are very important may be new to them.They may not simply notice the risks or fraud there.In that case, the best protection begins with conversation.We will help you expose the risks there and look for critical eyes on suspicious links and emails that will come across while traveling.It helps to keep them safer, in addition to comprehensive security software.

How are you online and others?-Most of the safe Internet depends on ourselves.Specifically, how to deal with each other, how to project yourself on a friend, family, and a wider Internet.Many of the communications that are conducted online through the words written and the posted photos are created around us, and it incorporates the uplifting air and bother you in a negative situation.To do.Another feature is that social media can be seen by many people.

The Internet safety month is a great opportunity to look back on your behavior on your Internet and think.It's a good idea to start with a basic etiquette.Verywell Family summarizes articles on Internet etiquette for children.If you read it, we will introduce you with good advice to everyone.In summary, their advice focuses on five important points.

1.I don't do anything I don't want to be done to others

This is the "Golden Rule".This is applied online, just as in all aspects of our lives.

2.Messages and posts are positive and sincere

Avoid throwing rude words or posting irony or rumors.

3.Reconfirm the message before sending

In particular, if you can't see your expression or hear the tone of your voice, make sure that the content you have written is incorrectly interpreted before you send it.

4.Don't betray your friend's trust

Think about the photos and posts.Think about whether you are shy or share what you know.

5.Avoid fighting online

Learn the timing of carefully ending a sneaky, rude, or harmful conversation.

Of course, they will be able to make use of what to do when you aim for you with malicious behavior, such as malicious comments and online rolls that throw malicious comments.It is also a theme as a topic.You can check how to handle it in an article about Internet trolls.Again, advice is wonderful for the whole family.

In this article, we shared a lot of information and put a lot of useful links.You don't have to think that you need to deal with everything at once.Check the current situation and write down what you want to improve.Next, start working with priority.Dedicating security for a few minutes each week to greatly improve security, safety and knowledge.

It is important to pay attention to the news, etc. for security tips and trends for sending digital life safely and always know new information.Also, please follow @ mcafee_jp and @ mcafee_jp_sec on Twitter.

* The contents of this page are the following MCAFEE blog updated on June 3, 2020 (US time).Original: Internet Safety Begins with All of US Author: Judith Bitterli

* This article is an article that edits and introduces the popular entry of the past MCAFEE BLOG for publishing ASCII and McAfee collaboration sites "Sekyu Lab".