Security 101, What You Need To Know To Survive On The Internet

The Internet offers many opportunities to its users. But it also has a dark side, that many users are unaware of, or chose to ignore. In Security 101, we discuss five aspects that ever Internet user needs to know to protect the computer, data, and identity online.

  • In downloads, we discuss the dangers of downloading files from the Internet, and options to make sure the file downloads are safe before executing them on the local computer.
  • In Privacy, we discuss privacy related topics like identity theft, and offer advise how to avoid it.
  • In Phishing, we explain the concept, and provide the means to avoid phishing forever.
  • In Spam, we detail how spammers find email addresses, and what you can do to protect your email from them.
  • In Updates, we discuss the importance of keeping the computer system, and its software up to date to avoid leaving the system’s vulnerable to attackers.

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10 Tips To Improve Your Internet Security

Security is important. Computer security basically consists of protecting data from unauthorized access. Data can be anything from files on the computer system over personal information of the user to tax documents, photos or credit card transactions. Many Internet users do not see it that way and reduce it to protecting the computer against computer virus attacks.

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