NetSafe articles on computer security

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Safer Internet Day 2015: Let’s Create A Better Internet Together

Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide to encourage the safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies

How can I report internet issues to NetSafe?

NetSafe offers multiple channels for reporting your concerns about a range of digital challenges. Contact NetSafe staff via our free helpline 0508 NETSAFE, by email or report online via the Pond and ORB websites.

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What is the Heartbleed Bug and what do I need to do about it?

Publication of the Heartbleed Bug means that cyber criminals have a potential new way to extract login information – internet users need to play their part in improving their own online security by changing their passwords.


How can I security check my computer?

If you’ve clicked on a recent phishing email link, here’s a range of scanning tools for identifying and removing viruses and malware from your computer

Advent Calendar style cyber safety and security tips

Cybersafety Advent Calendar

Our very own Advent Calendar has 24 pieces of yuletide cyber safety and security know-how with timely reminders on how to keep yourself and those around you safe online over the festive season

How to secure my wi-fi network

How do I secure my wireless network?

Have you ever been looking for a a Wi-Fi connection and noticed a list of names nearby with the word unsecured written on them? If you have ever clicked on one of them, you’ll know that it gets you onto the internet without any further challenges. If you use a wireless modem or router┬áthat is […]


How can I put parental controls on my child’s mobile phone?

Vodafone NZ have launched a new Android app called Guardian that offers parental controls for mobiles – we look at the options on all the major phones

Upgrade your web browser

How to upgrade your web browser to stay safe online

Upgrading your software is one of the NetSafe NetBasics and keeping your web browser up to date and secure is an essential step in improving your online safety

Apple Mac iOS iPad iPhone devices

How do I protect my Apple Mac or iOS devices?

As Apple’s market share has increased to 15%, NetSafe is now taking more calls from iPad, iPhone and Mac owners keen for advice on safety and security

Nik Cubrilovic: Facebook with two browsers

Should I use a separate browser to use Facebook securely?

Facebook has upset users with revelations about tracking logged out social networkers as they move around the web. Here’s advice from Australian blogger Nik Cubrilovic on setting up two browsers

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