4 steps to help ward off Internet attackers


Scam artists and virus writers can take advantage of low security settings in your e-mail and Web browsing software to infect your computer.

You can help limit your chances of being attacked when you use a firewall, update your computer, use antivirus software, and use antispyware software. Read on for more tips on how to improve your security when you browse the Web or send e-mail.

4 steps to help increase your security

To help increase your security right now, you can:

1. Upgrade or update to Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

2. Use antispyware software

3. Learn to avoid phishing scams

4. Be careful with e-mail and instant message (IM) attachments Improve security when you browse and e-mail

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 5th April 2006 3:45AM