Engaging online is part of everyday life. From the moment we wake we are connecting, sharing and accessing services that make our lives easier. By securing your personal devices you can maintain a positive online experience and get on with the fun stuff. The handy tips in this section can help you protect your devices including your phone, tablet, computer and most importantly your information! Email and texts There are potential risks involved in doing things online, but being aware of the threats and making smart choices can help you reduce the risk. Mobiles and tablets Today smartphones and tablets are used to connect, shop, work, bank, research, track our fitness and complete hundreds of other tasks any time, and from any location. Online apps Where you download apps from and how you use them plays a critical role in keeping your mobile phone secure. Protecting accounts Protecting accounts is the first line of defence to protect your information from cybercriminals. Personal information and privacy Treat your personal information as you would treat your money—protect it and don't leave it lying around for others to take. Software updates Keeping your operating system and applications up to date is one of the best ways to protect yourself from being hacked. Webcams Webcams are internet-connected cameras that allow you to connect with someone or record videos. 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.