Your PC and information security
You can improve web security by making sure that your Internet browser, antivirus software and firewall software are regularly updated.
But even the highest level of protection for your PC and web connection will not guarantee perfect data security if you hand over your personal information over unencrypted e-mail or if you open attachments the sender and content of which are unknown to you. In addition to technical solutions, your own vigilance can help you ensure that you conduct your online business in a secure way.
Firewall protects your PC
Firewall is an isolating system that prevents an outsider from installing malware or phishing programs to your PC over the Internet. For a home user, installing a firewall program is the most important step in protecting your PC.
Antivirus software protects your PC from malware
Antivirus software checks computer files for viruses and other malware. It can also warn you if a website is trying to install malware on your computer. Installing antivirus software and updating it regularly is another important step in protecting your own PC.
E-mail messages are transmitted over the open Internet, so you must not send confidential information or information subject to bank secrecy in regular e-mail.
Activate phishing filter in new browsers
One way to identify scams is to activate the phishing filter which is automatically installed in new browser versions.