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7 Practices for Computer and Internet Security

Folks, computer security and Internet safety are themes here. Why? Because we are in the midst of the largest transfer of wealth by theft in our history, thanks to the most under-reported threat to our way of life ever — cybercrime (losses are measured in billions [some say trillions] per year, and the victims [you and I] in the thousands each and every day).

Sadly – installing an “Internet Security Suite” is only one of the things a computer owner should do. We must also exercise a certain “paranoid common sense”, and educate ourselves. Who has time for that? Well, unless you want to be a victim, I suggest you make time. Surely you have the 10 minutes it takes to click the seven links I have provided (in the right hand column). Each is a very short “basic lesson” provided – free – by experts.


7 Practices for Computer Security

  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.

I would also ask you to bookmark this page, and when time allows, returning and learn even more by clicking links in the left-hand column.

Be a hero, and send this article to your less-savvy friends and loved ones.

This information is not just for Geeks and computer nerds. If you get on the Internet at all (even, “just to check email”) you need to be aware of this stuff. (Or be very, very sorry. Your choice.)

… Even more sadly: I suspect this posting is going to set a personal record for lack of reads.. (You can lead a horse to water..)

Today’s quotable quote:Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”  ~ Anaïs Nin

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June 20, 2011 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, Internet, Internet scam, security | , , , | 4 Comments