Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Happy Safer Internet Day

Initiated by the European Commission, today is the sixth annual Safer Internet Day, highlighting issues to help keep your children safe online.

Around the world are a number of events goingon today to help raise awareness of the issues that could affect you and your children and how best to stay safe.

Teifion Davies, BSS' MD, was asked to contribute to an article in the South Wales Evening Post, which sparked this article and top tips to stay safe.

Do you have any suggestions?

Here are some scary security facts courtesy of www.getsafeonline.org:

23% of internet users were the victim of a phishing attack in 2008, compared to 8% in 2007

15% of internet users had their identity stolen or severely compromised in 2008

23% of internet users admit to posting details about themselves on social networking sites

66% of people use the same password for more than one website

There was a 66% increase in the number of computers that were infected with unwanted software in 2008

44% of small businesses in the UK have been the victim of cyber crime

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