Protect your Computer and Personal Security

July 2017

Personal computer use habits can be a danger to your computer system and personal security.

Social Media

Social media is high risk when it comes to computer security.  Many use their computer to view social media sites.  While viewing a friend’s post may appear harmless, computer breaches through social media sites are well known. Posting vacation or travel plans on social media informs criminals of when your home will be vacant.

Online Shopping

More than a third of people use their computer for online shopping.  Online shopping sites store financial information which makes them a target for cyber-attacks.  Clicking on a link to an infected site can expose your computer and the information it contains to others.

Downloading Games

Many games disguise malware – software intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems.  Fake games are the source of many computer viruses and intrusions.