But do not really need to be a certified expert in information security and to minimize the risk of losing important information or money for you. Simply obey common sense and observe the following rules.

1. Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software

Modern security computer equipment system includes a special set consisting of antivirus, antispyware , firewall, and related to them destination programs.

All of them are divided into free and paid. Of course, free software antivirus - it's better than nothing. But the programs for which you have to pay, provide better protection and their base is updated more often than those that are freely available.

Happy owners of Mac-computers also must not be complacent. Although malicious programs, written specifically for this platform are not so much (compared to Windows), but they do exist. So do not ignore the protection setting.

2. Do not neglect the strong passwords

Create a strong password is not difficult, and it will take not much time. However, many users do not want to spend and extra minute for their safety, satisfied with the standard options of passwords: "12345" or «qwerty», and then are surprised that their account is hacked the next day.

Experts say that strong password must be at least 7 positions and consist of various combinations of letters and symbols, recruited in different registers .

3. Multistage access

Many reputable online companies now offer two-tier system of access to your account. In addition to the standard username and password is required to enter a special code that the system sends an SMS message to your registered phone number.

4 . Caution with Wi-Fi- access

Today, many cafes, airports, train stations and hotels offer their customers free zone Wi-Fi- connected to the Internet using laptop computers or smartphones. But sometimes it can end in tears.

For example , attackers found in a van parked nearby, can mimic the Wi-Fi- network, masking it under the legal system of big names and redirect the information you input on their computers.

It would therefore be reasonable in areas with free Wi-Fi- to read only news, and confidential information to enter at your home.

5 . Warn children about the rules of network security

The virtual world gives rise to a sense of security, especially noticeable in children. In this case, they should be warned that can not be mindlessly point in social networking personal data by which they can identify and locate in real life (address, phone number, school and photos, which can determine the location).

In addition, you should never announce the upcoming holidays and the fact that at this time your house will be empty. And it is by no means impossible to reveal your passwords even to your closest friends, as it is this negligence is the most common cause of subsequent trouble.