Internet users in Saudi Arabia warned of cyber threats

IT experts warn that cyber-attacks can come in the form of anonymous greetings via email among other online activities

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Summer has set in across Saudi Arabia and soaring temperatures have brought with them, elevated threats for Internet users. With shorter working hours during the holy month of Ramadan and school vacations in effect, people, especially children, have more time on their hands to use their computers, tablets and smartphone devices.

Cyber criminals are always modifying and tailoring their methods so as to exploit user behavior. But being aware and taking a few simple precautions can help you stay safe this summer.

Nicolai Solling, a regional IT expert, has outlined a few simple though highly effective tips to help protect internet users against cyber threats.

Don’t open email greetings from unknown sources, use caution when updating your social media, be wary of public/free Wi-Fi, get everything up-to-date.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette.

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