People 'should be aware of internet threat' header image

Published: 22nd Oct 2012

Users of satellite broadband and other internet connections have been warned that they have a degree of responsibility when it comes to staying safe online.

Tony Neate, managing director of Get Safe Online, argued that ISPs introducing additional security measures is a positive step and can help more vulnerable users remain safe.

"It is a layered approach to security [where] something like this is good, but you also have computer security packages on your computer," explained the director.

Mr Neate pointed out that no type of internet security is a failsafe, pointing out that human error can often play a major role in causing security breaches.

For instance, many viruses are spread through people clicking on an infected spam email, explained the Get Safe Online chief.

According to the organisation, there are several ways to spot spam, including mis-spellings in the email heading and the suggestion of an offer that seems too good to be true.