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17 High-Risk Security Threats (And How to Fix Them)
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 13:07

If you use a social network, a Web browser, a public computer, or a cell phone, beware: Your PC, your bank account, and your personal privacy are at risk. Here are 17 common threats, with fixes for each one.

Andrew Brandt, PC World
Jan 26, 2009 5:00 pm

 Network worms. Phishing e-mail. Drive-by downloads. Data sniffed from an open wireless network. To use a computer safely in the 21st century, you have to be prepared to combat a growing number of constantly evolving security threats.

But for every potential pitfall that malware hunters expose and neutralize, there seem to be five more waiting for a careless PC user to plummet into. Your job is to anticipate and evade a vast array of cleverly devised booby traps meant to catch the unwary. [Comments...]

 

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