#CyberFLASH: Safer Internet Day: Beginner’s guide to protecting your information online

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TORONTO – Tuesday is Safer Internet Day, a worldwide campaign generally aimed at discussing issues younger generations are facing online – from cyberbullying, to privacy concerns. But following a year of hacking scandals and security flaws, many Canadians would agree that a “safer” Internet starts with protecting their own information.

Many tech companies are using Safer Internet Day as a platform to remind users to revisit their security settings.

Google, for example, has a reminder on its homepage encouraging users to go through a two minute security checkup, which walks you through recent account activity and permission settings.

Security experts are also taking the opportunity to encourage all web users to educate themselves about online scams and security issues.

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