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Monday, March 22, 2010

Make Your Computer Safe from Identity Thieves

Here are some tips to reduce the chances of compromising your computer:
  • Update your computer to include the latest virus protection software and use a firewall
  • Avoid downloading files from strangers or clicking on unknown hyperlinks
  • Use a secure browser
  • Don't store financial information on your laptop
  • Avoid the use of an automatic log-in feature
  • Delete personal information before you dispose of a computer
  • Read website privacy policies
  • Avoid phishing, which is a scam that uses spam or pop-up messages to deceive you into disclosing your personal information.

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