Friday, June 15, 2007

Six Ways To Hacker-Safe Computing

Six easy ways to protect your personal information online:

  1. Shield your PC and wireless router with firewalls and software to catch viruses and spyware. Be sure to turn on automatic updates.
  2. Create difficult passwords and change them often. Don’t let websites autosave them.
  3. Ignore and delete emails urging you to click on a link to verify account information when you know you haven’t requested verification.
  4. Connect to your valuable accounts from your own computer and never a public computer or hot-spot.
  5. Avoid unknown sites offering free music and game downloads; much spyware implanted there.
  6. Do not open email attachments (showing the paperclip) from senders you do not know.
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