Privacy & security
We all do so much online these days. Whether it’s internet banking, online shopping, keeping in touch with friends and family using social media, booking travel or something else, it’s critical to make sure that you’re protected from identity theft, credit card fraud and other potential risks.
We’ll walk you through some basic tips for protecting your identity online: what to look for to check that a website is secure before entering your personal information, telltale signs that a website is suspect and what information you should never provide.
Your local Geek will ensure that your computer and home wireless network are safe and secure from unauthorised access.
They’ll setup a unique network name so that you can easily identify yours from others in the surrounding area, create a WPA2 security password for your network so that other people can’t access it and make sure that you have up-to-date internet security and antivirus software installed on your computer/s.
If you have a Facebook profile, you can choose what privacy settings you’d like to set for it. This just means that you’re able to decide who is allowed to see your timeline, friends list and photos. We’ll help you update your settings and show you how you can do it yourself in the future.