7 online blunders

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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
 
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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. It’s sort of like a bumper on a car; its ability to prevent damage is limited. The rest is left to the user.
 
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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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