Thanks to the success of the "World-Wide-Web", on-demand access to information--anytime, anyplace, is now an expectation. The popularity of "Social" media--YouTube, Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter-- has set similar expectations for access to people. Add smartphones to the mix, and we now have the most mobile and interconnected network of people and information in human history--literally at our fingertips!
While this access provides many benefits, there is also a significant increase in risks and threats--both human and technological--associated with this connectivity. While no single source can cover all the risks, the goal of this site is to provide information related to the most common and likely threats, and provide basic information related to effective practices for protection.
The Internet is home to viruses, worms, spyware, identity thieves, script-kiddies, crackers, phishers, and other malicious entities. Even a new computer with the latest operating system is not adequately protected from harmful Internet activity?
The four most important things EVERY Windows PC user should do are:
Use an Internet Firewall.
Regularly check for and install critical updates.
Use Anti-Virus software with the most current signature updates.
Regularly scan systems using "Spyware" detection and removal software
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The CERT also offers comprehensive guidelines for home computing security: http://www.cert.org/homeusers/HomeComputerSecurity/
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