Internet security has become a serious issue for anyone connected to the net. Even if you don’t think you have anything worth protecting on your computer, it’s still important that you keep it locked down.
Your files are not the only thing at stake here. If someone gains access to your computer, it can be used as a “zombie” for hacking into other computer, hiding the trail of the person who is actually doing it.
How would you like to get a call from your local police telling you that there’s been a virus attack that has been traced back to your computer?
No, even if your computer isn’t used for anything critical you need to run security software such as an antivirus and a firewall.
These programs will keep your computer “hidden” from prying eyes over the internet, as well as protected from viruses and other malware that can be spread through email or other methods.
You also need to make sure you’re familiar with the different types of security threats so you can deal with them if they ever come up.
We’ve got information on all the major types of security threats on this website – just click any of the links at the right of the page to read more about them.