Top tips for staying safe and avoiding scams while shopping on the web, particularly relevant for the Christmas period.
In the weeks before Christmas more and more people are avoiding the manic high street crowds and buying gifts for friends and family on the web. As the shopping transactions increase so does the malicious activity and crooks are quick to exploit people who wouldn’t normally shop online and who might not be savvy to the risks. Here I’ll outline some quick tips for how to lessen the risk of being conned but the number one rule as I’ve mentioned previously is to pay attention…
A blunt look at the damage that can be caused when a computer infection takes hold with examples from recent news.
Computer bugs can take many forms, some are harmless while others are devastating, some need coaxing and provocation while others can crop up during business as usual. In last week’s post I described how bugs occur as a reason to patch your computer. Here I highlight the damage that bugs can cause as a persuader to patch your computer in case you’re not convinced.
Some suggestions on how to improve the security of your computer.
With the increasing number of threats that are spreading across the web it can be difficult to know how best to protect your computer. What do you need to protect against? Will one tool protect you on all fronts? Do you get what you pay for in a tool? Can a free tool be good enough?
I’ll try to answer these questions and give some idea of what to look out for…