Exploding the urban myths about how to stay safe online???

Are we wising up to the dangers lurking online? Or are phishing, spam and hacking just words that we still do not understand and we hope will not happen to us.

Of.com recently revealed that one in four British people still use the same password for all their activities online, suggesting we still have some way to go to fully understand computer security.

Here Prof Alan Woodward explores some of the misconceptions about how we stay safe online.

While there is still a long way to go in raising awareness of the risks inherent in surfing the net, word is spreading??????

Unfortunately, some urban legends have arisen that are leading to a false sense of security.

Probably the most common of these myths is that your computer cannot be infected simply by visiting a website containing malicious code. The story goes, that you are only going to get malware on your machine if you actively agree to download software.