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Look what’s at your fingertips A way to communicate with friends, family, colleagues Access to information and entertainment A means to learn, meet people and explore. The Internet = A World of Opportunities. Leading Internet Risks and Threats. To PC Security Viruses Worms

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Look what’s at your fingertips

A way to communicate with friends, family, colleagues

Access to information and entertainment

A means to learn, meet people and explore

The Internet = A World of Opportunities


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Leading Internet Risks and Threats

To PC Security

Viruses

Worms

Trojan Horses

Spyware


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Online Security Versus Online Safety

Security: We must secure our computers with technology in the same way that we secure the doors to our offices

Safety: We must act in ways that protect us against the risks and threats that come with Internet use


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Leading Threats to PC Security

Viruses/Worms

Software programs designed to invade your computer, and copy, damage or delete your data

Trojan Horses

Viruses that pretend to be programs that help you while destroying your data and damaging your computer

Spyware

Software that secretly watches and records your online activities or send you endless pop-up ads


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Steps You Can Take

Your computer

Turn on an Internet firewall

Keep your operating system up to date

Install and maintain antivirus software

Install and maintain antispyware software


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Take Steps to Help Protect Information

Practice Internet behavior that lowers your risk

Manage your business information carefully

Use technology to reduce nuisances, and raise the alarm when appropriate


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Delete Spam without Opening It

  • Never reply to spam

  • Technology can help you identify spam so you can delete it

  • Many Internet providers delete it for you


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Use Strong Passwords

  • Keep passwords private and create ones that are hard to “crack”

  • Never share your passwords with friends or be tricked into giving them away


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Four Steps To Protect Your Computer

Turn on an Internet firewall

Keep your operating system up to date

Install and maintain antivirus software

Install and maintain antispyware software


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Turn on an Internet Firewall

An Internet firewall is like a moat around a castle, creating a barrier between your computer and the Internet


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Keep Your Operating System Updated

  • Install all security updates as soon as they are available

  • Automatic updates provide the best protection


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Install Antivirus Software

  • Antivirus software can detect and destroy computer viruses before they can cause damage

  • Just like flu shots, for antivirus software to be effective, you must keep it up to date

Don’t let it expire


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Install And Maintain Antispyware Software

Use antispyware software so unknown people cannot lurk on your computer and potentially steal your information


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Other Ways to Protect Your PC

Back up your files regularly

Think before you click

Read website privacy statements

Close pop-ups using red “X”


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Back Up Your Files

  • Save to CD or DVD

  • Use a Web-based backup service


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Think Before You Click

  • Don’t open e-mail attachments unless you know what they contain and who sent them

  • Only download files from websites you trust


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Close Pop-ups Using Red “X”

  • Always use the red “X” in the corner of a pop-up screen

  • Never click “yes,” “accept” or even “cancel”, because it could be a trick that installs software on your PC


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For More Information

www.microsoft.com/protect

www.staysafe.org

www.getnetwise.org

www.microsoft.com/athome/security


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