7 Practices for Computer Security
Access to information and entertainment, credit and financial services, products from every corner of the world — even to your work — is greater than ever. Thanks to the Internet, you can play a friendly game with an opponent across the ocean; review and rate videos, songs, or clothes; get expert advice in an instant; or collaborate with far-flung co-workers in a "virtual" office.
But the Internet — and the anonymity it affords — also can give online scammers, hackers, and identity thieves access to your computer, personal information, finances, and more.
With awareness as your safety net, you can minimize the chance of an Internet mishap. Being on guard online helps you protect your information, your computer, and your money. To be safer and more secure online, make these seven practices part of your online routine.
1.Protect your personal information. It's valuable.
2.Know who you're dealing with.
3.Use security software that updates automatically.
4.Keep your operating system and Web browser up-to-date, and learn about their security features.
5.Keep your passwords safe, secure, and strong.
6.Back up important files.
7.Learn what to do in an e-mergency.
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· 10 years ago