Chapter 59. Keeping your computer secure

It seems that everyone does Windows, at least when it comes to a computer operating system. A key to avoiding fraud online is to keep your Windows software up-to-date with all the latest security updates. You’ll be notified when new updates to your Windows operating system become available. Don’t put off installing Windows security updates.

In addition to the updates of your Windows software, you should have a firewall and antivirus and antispyware software installed on your computer. Firewalls prevent outside computers from gaining access to your computer, although they’re far from foolproof. However, like the lawyer joke about what do you call a hundred lawyers at the bottom of the sea: “It is a good start.” ...

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