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Cyber Crime Fighters: Tales from the Trenches by Kristyn Bernier, Felicia Donovan

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16Your Online Safety Checkup

No matter what computer you use to access the Internet, here are the three most important steps you need to take to ensure protection:

1. Always keep your system up to date with automatic updates and patches to the operating system.

2. Install virus protection and make sure it is updated.

3. Install a spyware and/or malware detection program and run it frequently.

Keep Your System Updated

When your system alerts you that updates are available, install them immediately. They often contain important security patches. Every day, software companies such as Microsoft are notified of security vulnerabilities. ...

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