Because the Internet is easily accessible to anyone, it can be a dangerous place.

What are the possible risks?

Accidentally browsing into a dangerous website can harm your network, and your devices.

What can I do to protect myself?

Below are some of the best practices in keeping yourself safe when using the Internet.

  • Always be careful on what you click. Avoid clicking unknown links on emails and attachments.
  • Always read prompts first before clicking Accept, Agree, or Allow.
  • Always check if the website is legitimate before providing information. Avoid entering your personal information to unknown websites.
  • Always make sure your Antivirus software, operating system, and home network devices are updated. Refer to this Knowledge Base article for instructions: Updating your device’s software.

Keep Yourself Safe Online with Home Network Security

Make sure the following settings are enabled to keep your network devices protected:

  1. On your mobile device, open Home Network Security app.
  2. Tap the Menu icon.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Enable the following features:
    • Go to Threat Blocking, then toggle the switch for Network Protection.
    • Go to Access Control, then toggle the switch for New Device Approval.
    • Go to Device Scan, then toggle the switch for Password Check and Vulnerability Check.