Securing your Internet account

There are some basic steps you should take to secure your Internet connection, so that people can’t use it without you knowing. Besides making it less likely that other people will do infringing file sharing using your account, this will also prevent other people using your data allowance.

  • If you only use cable connections to your broadband modem, you should be reasonably secure.  Follow the NetBasics to make sure your computer has a firewall, an up to date virus scanner and so on.
  • If you have a wireless router letting you use Internet around your house, make sure it has a password installed and use the highest standard of wireless security your computer or other devices can use. You can find out more about wireless security <HERE>.