There’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:
And the following helpful Web sites:
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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