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The alphabet of safe internet

We often consider the internet to be a safe place, however what we do not think about that much are the dangers of it.

The Cyber Security Competence and Certification Centre, the Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization, the National Security Authority and the Office for Personal Data Protection set up an information campaign summarizing the basic recommendations in the field of cyber security.

When the internet first became accessible for masses, children did not use it like they use it nowadays. It was the older generation who got to use the new online technology. It took years for the internet to become a part of their life – and now they can use tablets and mobile phones at an early age. The youngest generation can easily become a target of online attackers.

People lack awareness of how to protect themselves in an online environment and what to watch out for. That is why the four institutions came up with a so called alphabet of safe internet. It contains 24 clear explanations, thanks to which the general public can get to know the online environment better.

The alphabet explains that natural suspicion, frequent updates and strong passwords are crucial. Antivirus and two-factor authentication are also a must. If you do not want to lose your data, do not forget to back it up. The alphabet also focuses on concepts that users already encounter but may not fully understand. So words like grooming, ransomware, social engineering or Trojan horses are explained.

The more the people know about these concepts, the better they can protect themselves from them.