Sitting in traffic in your own car, you're free to sing aloud or curse another driver. But in a crowded bus you would probably do neither. We seamlessly shift from private mode to public then back again several times during a typical day, and we never really think about it. The same should be true with our computer lives, but it isn't.
Many people have one set of behavior for all of their computing needs, whether they are at home, at the office, or at a public terminal. I'm willing to bet that you can mitigate a majority of your security woes without security software, just by being aware of your environment and adopting different behaviors.
That's not to say you shouldn't have security software; it's just that you can rest easier knowing that a little behavior modification on your part can go a long way to keeping your personal data secure. Security Watch: Behavior - CNET reviews
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