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The European Grid is a complex technological infrastructure that allows computer users and researchers to access various computer resources all over the European continent. Even though this is a vast computer system that connects thousands of users, it doesn’t mean that it is 100% safe and secure. Users of the European Grid still need to practice safe Internet browsing to make sure they protect their data, documents and identity.
Here are some tips to help you practice safe Internet browsing while on the European Grid.
Up to Date Anti-Virus Software
The European Grid might be a close-knit computer system but viruses and malicious software can still get into the system. When a computer user accidently downloads a virus or malicious software program all data and documents can be destroyed or harmed. By having the latest anti-virus program on your computer, you can detect viruses and safely remove them before they destroy anything on the computer.
Only Give Information Through Secure Encrypted Sites
When transferring data and information over the European Grid you should make sure that you are using a safe, secure and encrypted website. Encrypted websites will scramble the information so only the receiving website can decode it. This prevents hackers and identity thieves from being able to retrieve your information and data without you knowing it.
Practicing safe document and information transfers while on the European Grid is extremely important as sensitive information and data is being sent from place to place. Following these tips will help make sure that information doesn’t fall in the wrong hands.