“By now most personal-computer users know not to post their Social Security numbers on the Internet or respond to Nigerian e-mails seeking help with suspicious bank-account transfers. "But many people still make mistakes that compromise their computer’s security or invite identity thieves.
"You can’t be too safe," said Jeff Fox, technology editor at Consumer Reports. People are more savvy today about online security, says Fox, "but a lot more education is needed. You need to be street-smart, the way you are in the real world."" – Content courtesy of Seven online-security blunders to avoid – CNN.com