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Do You Have A False Sense Of Security While Online?

Posted by wholeenchilada on December 13, 2007

From Slashdot comes this interesting information –  Most In US Have False Sense of Online Security:

“More than half of computer users who think they are protected against online threats like spyware, viruses, and hackers actually have inadequate or no online protection, according to an independent research study conducted for Verizon… While 92 percent of participants thought they were safe, the scans revealed that 59 percent were actually vulnerable to a variety of online dangers. Ninety-four percent of those surveyed said they would find it helpful to be able to diagnose or check their online security status on a regular basis to make sure their PCs were safe.”

Read more here: http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/06/1537256

Scary! Make sure you have current spyware, adware, malware, antivirus protection that updates regularly to keep up with the latest threats and make sure your wireless internet connection at home is secure. Even then you are only protected to a certain extent and can still find yourself a victim of indentity theft or hacking if you’re not careful when going online in  coffee shops, airports and other public/open networks.

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