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Dr. Marike Kolossa-Gehring
Toxicology, Health-Related Environmental Monitoring
Dr. Maria Rüther
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Being safe when surfing on the Internet
We recommend that you use a firewall and an efficient virus scanner and that you update their settings and signatures preferably every day. Many programmes offer an automatic update function.
If you would like to have more information, we suggest you visit BSI für Bürger, a website of the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) which informs the public about e-security issues (in German). On this website you can also find the Bürger-CERT (CERT = Computer Emergency Response Team), where you can subscribe to a newsletter which provides quick and reliable information about current security alerts (in German).
An English-language service is available at http://www.getsafeonline.org, a site co-initiated by the UK Government's Cabinet Office. Get Safe Online operates the ITsafe Warning Service. Get Safe Online's Alerts and Warnings Feed provides timely updates about security issues from HM Government sources.