Guide

Protecting your computer and devices online

Last updated: 20 April 2017

Wi-Fi connections, downloads and file sharing

Wi-Fi connnections

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.

Protecting your computer and devices online
Wi-Fi connections, downloads and file sharing