Safe Internet for everyone

04-02-2015  10:25

 

Safe Internet for everyone


The internet

The World Wide Web is a system of computer communication networks around the world . This unified protocol is called “The Internet Protocol.” The Internet connects over four billion millions subscribers worldwide. and the number of subscribers is still going up every day

 

Hacking

It is the ability of illegally breaking through someone else’s computer to get information through the gaps in the computer’s protection system . The hackers may reach any personal information about you ,such as personal data, photos , files, documents , cellular numbers …etc.
Information Security
Information security means keeping your personal information under control. i.e. No one may have the ability to get into your files without your consent. Everyone should be aware of the risks that ensue from allowing someone’s to access your files.


It is crystal clear that everyone would like to keep his/her information personal. Such information may include passwords for credit cards. This kind of information must be always kept under strict supervision in order to prevent anyone from getting access to it. People should also be aware of the dangers that ensue from disclosing their credit cards numbers, or any other secret information, and the ability of others to get access to them. Many of us do not realize that some of the information that may seem insignificant or meaningless to them, may, when accumulated, mean a lot for others. For example, if a company wishes to obtain personal information about you, for any reason, it may buy this information from the person who has collected it through illegal access to your personal computer. It is also important to understand that even if you did not reveal your information to anyone over the Internet, some people may be able to access your computer system and lay their hands on such information , without your knowledge or consent , which is ,if course, a violation of international norms and laws .


Internet risks
Relying on the Internet, as a means of communication, is becoming increasingly essential in all fields of global communication. Therefore, it is necessary to highlight some of the risks that might ensue from the misuse of the internet:


1) Make sure that you are very well acquainted with the person you are dealing with before disclosing any personal information.
2) Avoid disclosing any personal information in forums and live chat rooms.
3) Be careful not to send any sensitive information such as passwords and credit card numbers via e-mail.
4) Use passwords that are difficult to guess, and avoid disclosing public information such as date of birth, telephone numbers or car license plate number… etc.
5) Avoid joining suspicious forums and immoral chat rooms because these sites are extremely damaging both personally and socially.
6) Unplug the computer camera when not in use because it can be easily accessed by hackers.
7) Avoid responding to suspicious e-mails.
Computer security


To secure your computer from being hacked , consider the following points:


1) Use well-known anti-virus programs and firewalls.
2) Backup your files and your personal data from time to time.
3) Make any necessary updates to your device in order to fill the security gaps .
4) Avoid opening bank accounts on the network, and avoid putting your personal account numbers and personal credit cards on the web.
5) Be sure to check your e-mail before opening any file.


Security and safety of children online
To ensure the safety of our children on the Internet, the following points should be taken into account:
1) Share your children in surfing the internet websites that may increase their intelligence and upgrade there knowledge.
2) Encourage your children to use the internet, under your supervision, which makes them realize the importance of internet.
3) Make sure that your children do not disclose their personal information to any one .
4) It is a good idea to know who your children are chatting with .
5) Use parental control that would ban any abusive data on the internet.
6) Use the privacy features on the browser that would reduce and ban unwanted sites . These features might be found under the Options Menu .


We hope that our dear students would use the Internet safely and get the information that they look for . This information, once taken seriously, would spare you the risk of being vulnerable to piracy and exploitation by hackers.

 

Hanna Basir

Taybeh