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Wi-Fi and security

This page presents the basic principles for securing your Wi-Fi connection as well as the federal standards in force relating to Internet access providers.

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User identification

Since January 2012, to make it possible to investigate serious offences, the Federal Order relating to the Surveillance of Correspondence by Post and Telecommunications (OSCPT) has required that Internet access providers be in a position to identify all their users. To satisfy the new federal standards relating to Internet access, the City of Geneva has introduced a new procedure for connecting to the Wi-Fi access points in its network.

Automatic access filter

To ensure the protection of minors, an automatic filtering system has been implemented which, as far as possible, blocks access to certain website categories (paedophilia, hard pornography, etc.)..

At all events, minors should use the Internet under the informed guidance of their legal representatives.

Maintaining a secure connection and access terminal

Internet access involves inherent security risks (virus, identity theft, etc.) which are a matter of individual responsibility.

To limit these risks to a strict minimum, a firewall, up-to-date anti-virus software and anti-spyware as well as a cautious and critical attitude are absolutely essential.

Generally speaking, we advise you not to use open access and unencrypted networks to perform financial or confidential transactions.

For more detailed information relating to use of the Internet, its risks and the protective measures to be taken, we recommend that you consult the website of the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) operated by the Confederation.

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Article modifié le 07.02.2020 à 12:22