Some Tips for Staying Secure
Ensure you have up-to-date antivirus software
running on your machine.
Make sure that Your computer should has the latest updates to its
operating system. There are settings that ensure that they download and
Install a firewall to keep hackers out of your computer.
Some Hackers are very resourceful so you should never store sensitive
information on your computer.
Never open any email attachments unless the sender is trusted and you
are sure the attachment is virus free.
Be smart with your passwords use combinations of numbers and letters,
It is tempting to use some easily remembered word or or place name -
never disclose your username, password or security details to anyone.
Only ever enter your details into a genuine website.
Never e-mail your credit card details, a reputable company will never
ask for this information over the internet unless it is using secure
software. A small padlock symbol is usually enough to indicate that the
form provided is secure. The URL will also be different from the usual
one in that it will start off with https:// instead of just
http://. It will have the extra "s".
Remember to maintain good physical security. Keep that Laptop away from
prying eyes. Destroy sensitive print-outs
Security Tip: Using a special radio receiver it is possible
for people to read what's displayed on your monitor but only if it is
of the older cathode ray type, flat screens are immune to the problem,
in situations requiring high security always use flat screens, it is
also possible to find special filters to put on your monitor that only
allow someone immediately in front of the screen to see what is being
displayed. - Shaun Kaye Vauxhall London England