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    Security - Safety / Secure - Safe

    Hi.

    I would appreciate some help from a native to explain the difference between these pairs of words.

    I am trying to write a text in English and do not know wheter to use "Internet security" or "Internet safety", since I have Googled the two expressions and seen thousands of results for both of them.

    Are they synonyms?

    In the same way Safe and Secure. They cannot be synonyms since I have read the expression "...safe and secure.." many times.

    I have read some descriptions and definitions, but I am not sure and would thank the help of an English native.

    Thanks very much.

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    Re: Security - Safety / Secure - Safe

    Welcome to the forum, Albert.

    See if the Similar Threads below answer your question to your satisfaction.

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    Re: Security - Safety / Secure - Safe

    To me, Internet security is about protecting my machine and data from unauthorised access. I would use safety for avoiding problems with people online, especially keeping children away from predators. Others may use them differently.

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