Protection against Malware
- Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.
- When in doubt, throw it out: Links in e-mail, tweets, posts and online advertising are often how cybercriminals try to steal your personal information. Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, delete it.
- Protect all devices that connect to the Internet: Along with computers, smartphones, gaming systems and other web-enabled devices also need protection from viruses and malware.
- Plug & scan:USBs and other external devices can be infected by viruses and malware. Use your security software to scan them.
(Author: National Cyber Security Alliance, published under Public License)
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