Many countries do not have definite cyber laws to protect online users. Even if there are laws with increasing cyber crimes they are either outdated or does not cover all types of crimes. Internet protection guidelines should be created and awareness of the same should be spread among online users. This will help online users from frauds and other crimes. Every one is aware about the basic protection of filters and anti virus software’s, but there are many cyber crimes reported every day. The most common ones are theft of personal information, hacking secured information, phishing scams, and cyber stalking. There are also other serious crimes as cyber terrorism, child pornography and cyber bullying.
As there are no clear cut laws regarding these crimes in many countries, such cyber crimes are increasing every day. Creating awareness of these offenses and protecting online users has become critical. This is more so with children as more and more children are using internet for fun. Internet protection guidelines have become vital especially as crimes concerning children are increasing. Schools and other educational institutes have to actively participate in creating awareness on the importance of internet protection and safe surfing. When at home make sure you are only going to reputable sites as resources or for entertainment when you are playing poker online. This will help to increase the protection of yourself and your computer.
Many online users are not aware of phishing scams and other frauds. Creating awareness among them about these crimes is important and to prevent such future scams, reporting such scams is even more crucial. Many countries do not have a separate cyber crime division which hinders the process of reporting such scams and preventing such frauds. Other institutions such as banks and credit card companies should also promote and create awareness among their customers regarding internet protection especially while using internet banking.