According to a Feb. 5 report in The Times of India, Google has just updated the search engine's Good to Know website. Good to Know is a website that list tips for staying safe and secure online as well as for avoiding malware (malicious software). Good to Know also has info about online child safety.
Google says that with Good to Know it is working to help web users stay safe from online criminals and hackers. Cyber-crimes are becoming increasingly sophisticated with ransom ware attacks like the one in Europe that falsely accuses victims of viewing “viewing pornography”.
Some of the recommendations on the Good to Know website include using a two-step login process for opening your email account and creating passwords with a mix of letters, numbers and symbols.
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The updated Good to Know website will launch on World Safer Internet Day, a day devoted to raising awareness of online safety. Tuesday, Feb. 5 is the tenth anniversary of World Safer Internet Day and this year's theme is “online rights and responsibilities”.
Last year Google bought the internet security start-up Virustotal as part of Google's cyber security program. The giant search engine invests millions of dollars in online security and its CEO has recently labeled China as having the greatest number of hackers.