It may seem hard to keep ahead of the latest online threats and know how to deal with them, but there are a few basic steps you can take which will go a long way to protecting yourself online. This section contains simple steps to help you navigate the internet securely. Anti-virus software Viruses, spyware and other malicious software or malicious code (malware) can stop your computer working properly, delete or corrupt your files, steal information, or allow others to access your computer and your personal or business information. Protecting accounts Protecting accounts is the first line of defence to protect your information from cybercriminals. Protect your devices By securing your personal devices you can maintain a positive online experience and get on with the fun stuff. Wi-Fi - private and public It's easy for information sent using public Wi-Fi access to be intercepted, so you need to be careful about what information you send or receive while connected.