You are sitting at your computer. You've launched your favorite web browser and email programs. The latest versions of your system's firewall and anti-virus software stand ready to protect you. So you are safe connecting to the Internet, right? Not even close.
There are lots of ways your security and privacy can be compromised without setting off alarms in your firewall and anti-virus software. For example, did you know that:
Fortunately, you can learn defensive strategies and computer street smarts that will help you recognize and avoid trouble. Once you know about safe computing practices, you can then derive much greater benefit from firewalls, anti-virus software, and other software packages designed to automate and enhance aspects of personal computer security.