You should make sure your Wi-Fi connection is secure.
You can do this by protecting it with a password. And changing this password on a regular basis.
You should only use secure Wi-Fi when sending personal or financial information. For example when accessing online banking.
If you need to use a mobile banking app in public, use your 3G or 4G internet connection.
You can find more advice on using Wi-Fi connections on the Get Safe Online website.
Downloading and file sharing
You should take care when downloading or sharing files on the internet.
You can do this by installing:
- antivirus software
- antispyware software
- a firewall
You can find more advice on safe downloading and file sharing on the Get Safe Online website.
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