There’s No Magic Computer Security Switch

Security Toggle SwitchThere’s no magic switch that can be clicked, thrown, or otherwise turned on to protect computer users from Internet threats. While computer and Internet security is not difficult; there’s no “easy”, no-effort way to protect yourself and your computer. So…the best approach to securing your Internet and computer use is to:

1. stop wishing there was a magic switch;

2. take your head out of the sand and stop hoping the threats will just go away somehow, or not infect your one small computer in this world of millions;

3. proceed with the attitude that you’ll do your best to gather and understand the widely accepted methods of using computers and the Internet securely; and

4. actively follow those methods so that your use of the Internet and your computer will be safer.

Here are some resources with which to access the widely accepted computer and Internet security methods. See the following articles on this blog:

Five Minute Security Tip: Safe, Secure, Strong Passwords Will Increase Your Computer’s Safety

Internet Security: 7 Practices for Computer Security

10 More Online Security Tips

Microsoft: Security for Windows Computers

Passwords, Passwords, Passwords

And the following helpful Web sites:

US Security Publications Internet Fraud Site

The bottom line is that even though there’s no “magic computer security switch” that will protect you, there are methods that, if adopted, will keep you safer online. Go for it!!

Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.

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2 responses to “There’s No Magic Computer Security Switch

  1. No one is safe from the hackers, especially businesses. Anti-virus can help, but sometime you need more. Great post, thanks for sharing links to help poeple understand and protect themselves.

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