Five Tips to Protect Yourself from the Internet at Montdidier


Jérôme Ridet, professor of cybersecurity and computer network at the University of Valenciennes, will speak to inform and exchange with the public. He has already spoken at the Parmentier School in Montdidier and the City Council has contacted him again to address a conference in front of a wider audience. The aim will be to raise awareness and
to ensure that visitors come up with recipes and tools to better understand the dangers of digital technology
says the professional. As such, here are five tips to avoid digital inconveniences.

1. Use different passwords

Too often, users like to settle for a PIN for all sites. But the password is an indispensable tool that needs to be changed. ”
is sesame for all information. If a hacker finds it, and it can take a few seconds, our lives could be in danger.
granted by Jérôme Ridet. There are several ways to avoid this.
You have to force yourself to create a complicated password. And remember that with mnemonics
The trend of password for digital or facial recognition seems to me a good solution
concludes the teacher.

2. Compartmentalize your life

This is a point that is sometimes overlooked or overlooked. But the risks are potentially great. For the professor of the University of Valenciennes (North): ”
It is absolutely necessary to have two or even three different email addresses
“The goal here is to differentiate an email and classify it in either the personal or professional domain.”
If people only have one email address, they can’t sort between an important email at work and a fraudulent email when filling out a personal email.
In addition, Jérôme Ridet recommends a third mailbox that acts as a trash can for cold calling, for example.

3. Choose the right WiFi network

The first step is to set up a virtual private network (VPN). This secure communication channel allows for better security when browsing the Internet. Jérôme Ridet recommends “
Avoid Public Wi-Fi Networks
and advocates for 4G or a private network. Before remembering the dangers: ”
If we don’t know what it is or how to do it, we don’t

4. Check the credibility of the website

The search for the lowest price is everyone’s will. ”
If users see abnormally low prices, questions should be asked. There has to be a reason why such a price is so attractive. And this is a major danger that worries everyone. says Jérôme Ridet ”
Finding information about your site URL or site source is not easy. But what is needed is to avoid entering too much information in such sites
In addition, it seems important to consider checking the site creation date and revisions.

5. Don’t be ashamed

If we detect that we have been hacked or manipulated, it is absolutely necessary to file a complaint.
says the cybersecurity teacher. Victims then have to deal with a situation they cannot handle on their own. And the gendarmerie can deal with that kind of attack. However, the complaint does not always succeed, despite the possible criminal sanctions for these facts. ”
The main reason why the aggressor can escape the sanctions is the lack of explanation of the complainant. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people
recommends Jérôme Ridet.

Jérôme Ridet is Professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Networking at the University of Valenciennes. It will be in the Jean-Dupuy room in Montdidier on Tuesday 17 May from 2.30 pm to 4 pm. Open to everyone.

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