Get Safe Online awareness week

Graham Cluley

This week is Get Safe Online awareness week in the UK, and the campaign has scheduled a series of events up and down the country to raise the public’s knowledge of internet security risks .

If you’re like my Aunty Hilda, and you haven’t heard of Get Safe Online before, then it’s well worth visiting its website at  The website – which is supported by the British government and various interested industry partners – explains, in everyday layman’s language, how to properly protect your computer from hackers and other threats, as well as how to reduce the risk of identity theft, online fraud and other internet dangers.  There’s even a section on how to find a romantic partner safely online!

Whenever a friend or family member asks me where they can find out more…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.