National System for
Terrorist Alert:


Security Advice

  • use licensed software and avoid unauthorized copies;
  • make sure your operating system is updated;
  • use a browser that can be updated and make sure that the updates are installed as soon as they become available;
  • if you use plug-ins for your browser, make sure they are trustworthy;
  • use daily updated antivirus protection. Many antivirus software producers offer free copies of their software. Scan your system regularly in order to identify any potentially malicious files;
  • set up your operating system to display file extensions, so as to be able to see their true extension. Those who disseminate malicious applications often change their extension in order to persuade users to run executable files;
  • access trusted websites. There is a number of browser plug-ins that provide a safety rating of accessed sites;
  • do not access the links sent by e-mails requesting updates of personal data; legitimate entities will not require you to supply or check sensitive information by unsecured means, such as e-mail;
  • do not open e-mail attachments from unknown senders;
  • links are not always what they seem to be. In order to see the real URL hiding behind the link, keep the mouse pointer on the link and you will see the real link on the bottom left-hand side of the window;
  • do not run programs whose origin cannot be checked;
  • always be skeptical when receiving a very tempting offer. Many phishing techniques try to trick you into providing personal data;
  • the first rule of surfing the Internet is to stay anonymous. Therefore, do not provide your personal data (your full name, address, phone number, PIN, passwords, names of family members, credit card numbers). Most trustworthy individuals and companies will not ask you to provide such data over the Internet.
  • think carefully before you create an e-mail address or username. Web experts recommend the use of a combination of letters and numbers; avoid any details that could indicate gender;
  • when you join online communities, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. be as discreet as possible. The personal data and photos posted on the virtual environment could be used against you. Anyone can access your profile on social networks in order to gather information that could be later on used to cause you problems;
  • make sure that Facebook applications you accept are trustworthy;
  • avoid as much as possible risky searches, because their results could contain links to websites hosting malicious content. These websites can install spyware – type malicious applications, viruses etc. If you use file-sharing applications, it is very likely to download a virus instead of the audio or video file you want;
  • be aware of the clues indicating the website’s security measures. Secure websites use https:// for web addresses, the letter “s” indicating the fact that the respective website uses encryption to protect data transfers. Never provide personal data to a website whose address is preceded by „http://”;
  • avoid the use of public wi fi hotspots for carrying out banking operations, online commerce or personal business;
  • deactivate your Bluetooth when you are not using it.

In case you suspect a potential terrorist risk, please call the antiterrorist hotline: 0800800100 (tax-free calls).

For safety reasons, the caller’s identity is protected.

When to call? When you notice the following situations or individuals that may generate terrorist risks:

  • individuals interested in obtaining substances that could be used for terrorist purposes(explosives or their precursors, poisonous substances etc.);
  • actions aimed at disturbing the functioning of important institutions / locations (high importance strategic objectives);
  • individuals who illegally manufacture, possess, transport or handle weapons, ammunition or substances that could be used for terrorist purposes;
  • repeated or prolonged presence of unauthorized persons in the proximity of foreign diplomatic missions, the headquarters of international institutions etc.;
  • the inexplicable interest of certain individuals in studying or obtaining data regarding such locations;
  • persons who film or take photos of objectives where this is forbidden;
  • a vehicle stationing for a long time and without a reason in the proximity of very important sites, diplomatic missions and / or other crowded places;
  • people carefully watching crowded places (train or metro stations, airports, large commercial centers, tourist, sports, or cultural sites);
  • if, without apparent reason, someone asks you or other people questions about the working hours of certain institutions, rush hours, the change of guard at embassies etc.
0800 800 100 Anti-Terrorist Hotline

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