A download is any software, application, document, image or file type that you allow to be installed onto your device’s hard drive or saved in your device’s memory. This can include apps you download to your phone or tablet, files you are sent by e-mail, types of software you have accessed online (such as antivirus, media players or office packages), and images, media or PDFs you may open on webpages or on social networks.

When you choose to download something to your device, you need to be aware about possible security issues – whether it might contain a virus, or access personal data stored elsewhere – even popular apps such as Facebook often require access to your geolocation, your contacts list and permissions to add or amend commands.

This PC Advisor article introduces the essential security issues you need to understand - click here

For more information about online security, visit the E-Safety page on Moodle.

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