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Safeguard Pro-tip: Keep the last few months of backups to make sure you can find any files you might need.
Safeguard Pro-tip: Use a password program like KeePass 2 to save your passwords for you.
Safeguard Pro-tip: Make sure you choose strong passwords with different combinations of letters, numbers and symbols.
Safeguard Pro-tip: Always keep your computer up to date. Update Windows, Java, and Flash whenever possible. Software vulnerabilities are more prevalent and easier to take advantage of in out of date software. (http://ist.mit.edu/security/patches)
Why Patch? If your computer seems to be working fine, you may wonder why you should apply a patch. By not applying a patch you might be leaving the door open for malware to come in. Malware exploits flaws in a system in order to do its work, while the time frame between an exploit and when a patch is released is continually getting shorter.
Safeguard Pro-tip: Don't leave your computer unattended in public places.
Safeguard Pro-tip: Backup your machine often to protect yourself from system failures.
Safeguard Pro-tip: Create different passwords for important accounts and change them often.
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Viruses, malware, adware -- they're everywhere. Even the most security conscious user eventually gets a piece of unwanted software, with end results varying from mildly annoying to overwhelmingly painful. Consider the following:
- Over 99% of all PCs with viruses contracted them from other computers, usually on the internet.
- Viruses and malware can cause your computer to overheat.
- Malware was used to slow development of the Iranian nuclear program in a covert operation through which centrifuges were programmed to malfunction.