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Browse the Web Safely

Symantec Internet Threat Meter
Web Activities
Use Basic Caution
LOW
RISK
Use Basic Caution
No significant malicious activity
Although no widespread attacks are currently targeting web users, take normal precautions while viewing sites because of ongoing threats such as script-based attacks and phishing attacks that use fake sites.

How They Attack


How You Know


What To Do

PhishingPhishing
  • Fraudulent websites are used to steal personal information
  • Phishing attacks re-direct victims to a bogus Web site where malicious code is downloaded and used to collect sensitive information
  • When visiting a website, type the address directly into the browser rather than following a link
  • Only provide personal information on sites that have "https" in the web address or have a lock icon at bottom of the browser
  • Do not provide personal information to any unsolicited requests for information
  • Confirm authenticity of a Web site with Norton Internet Security
SPYWARESpyware
  • Many "free" programs downloaded from the web install software that tracks your behavior and displays unwanted advertisements
  • Some web pages will attempt to install spyware when you visit their page
  • Allow only authorized programs to connect to the Web with Norton Internet Security
  • Do not accept or open suspicious error dialogs from within the browser
  • Spyware may come as part of a "free deal" offer - Do not accept free deals
VulnerabilityVulnerabilities
  • A vulnerability in the web browser may create a weakness in the computer security providing an opportunity for some websites to download malicious code
  • Install product updates and security patches before using the internet
  • Keep web browser up to date with latest patches
  • Make sure your computer is configured securely
  • Automatically shield newly discovered security holes with Norton Internet Security