Tips to help you stay safe online

There are now thought to be more than 200,000 malicious programs in existence the vast majority of which are aimed at subverting Windows PCs.

These problem programs can arrive via e-mail, instant messenger, through your internet connection or even your web browser if you visit the wrong website. The threats are so numerous and appear so fast that Windows users must feel under siege.

While there is no doubt that attacks on PC users are getting more sophisticated, it is possible to avoid the vast majority of problems by taking some straight-forward steps and exercising some common sense. BBC NEWS | Technology | Tips to help you stay safe online

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 7th October 2006 11:04PM