10 Security Enhancements

10 Security Enhancements - p 7. Buy antivirus software and...

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Sheet1 Page 1 10 Fast and Free Security Enhancements PC magazine. Before you spend a dime on security, there are many precautions you can take that will protect you against the most common 1. Check Windows Update and Office Update regularly (_http://office.microsoft.com/productupdates) 2. Install a personal firewall. Both SyGate (_www.sygate.com) and ZoneAlarm (_www.zonelabs.com) offer free versions. a 4. Block pop-up spam messages in Windows NT, 2000, or XP by disabling the Windows Messenger service (this is unrelated t o 5. Use strong passwords and change them periodically. Passwords should have at least seven characters 6. If you're using Outlook or Outlook Express, use the current version or one with the Outlook Security Update installed. The u
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Unformatted text preview: p 7. Buy antivirus software and keep it up to date. If you're not willing to pay, try Grisoft AVG Free Edition (Grisoft Inc., w*w.griso 8. If you have a wireless network, turn on the security features: Use MAC filtering, turn off SSID broadcast, and even use WEP 9. Join a respectable e-mail security list, such as the one found at our own Security Supersite at _http://security.ziffdavis.com, s 10. Be skeptical of things on the Internet. Don't assume that e-mail "From:" a particular person is actually from that person unt Sheet1 Page 2 have your Office CD ready. Windows Me, 2000, and XP users can configure automatic updates. Click on the Automatic Upda use letters and numbers and have at least one symbol. A decent example would be f8izKro@l. This will make it much harder...
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