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7 online blunders

Discussion in 'General Security' started by lotuseclat79, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Thread Starter

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    ConsumerReports.org article: 7 online blunders.

    These common mistakes can ruin your computer or invite identity theft

    1 - Assuming your security software is protecting you

    2 - Accessing an account through an e-mail link

    3 - Using a single password for all online accounts

    4 - Downloading free software

    5 - Thinking your Mac shields you from all risks

    6 - Clicking on a pop-up ad that says your PC is insecure

    7 - Shopping online the same way you do in stores

    Read the article for details.

    -- Tom
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Interesting read (y)
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    Something I would add:

    Security software is never 100% effective even when activated and updated. The most common misconception I run into in my work about security software is that it is a cure-all for internet threats. It is only an aid. ItÂ’s sort of like a bumper on a car; its ability to prevent damage is limited. The rest is left to the user.
     
  4. Woodham

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    5 - Thinking your Mac shields you from all risks

    I know a handful of people who need to read this (namely ever Mac user i have met at school)
     
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