InfoWorld Security Boot Camp: Day 17: Make your home computers even more secure
October 13, 2009
YOUR ASSIGNMENT TODAY: Make your home computers even more secure.
WHY DO IT: Following two simple rules will make your home computer much safer – and it requires no anti-virus software.
HOW TO DO IT: First, don't allow yourself, or your kids, to be tricked into installing malicious software. That means not installing anything that you can't confirm is a 100 percent legitimate. When in doubt, chicken out. Second, make sure your system is fully patched, both OS and application software. (We like Secunia's Software Inspector.)
RECOMMENDED READING: "The only two things you need to know about home computer security," Infoworld.com