Monday, May 25, 2009

Precautions against the most common threats.

Below are some precautions, which you can take against the most common threats.

1)Use strong passwords and change them after specific time. Passwords should meet its standard (like at least seven characters; use letters and numbers and symbol). For example s4jmEob@5. So it will make much harder for anyone to gain access.

2)Windows Update and Office Update regularly (; Windows Me, 2000, and XP users can configure automatic updates by clicking on the Automatic Updates tab in the System control panel and select the proper options.

3) Block pop-up spam messages in Windows NT, 2000, or XP by disabling the Windows Messenger service. Open Control Panel ->| Administrative Tools -> Services and you'll see Messenger. Right-click and go to the Properties. Set Start-up Type to Disabled and press the Stop button.

4) Purchase antivirus software and keep it up to date. If you want to use free Edition, so try Grisoft AVG Free Edition.

5) Install a personal firewall. So it will block the unauthorized access.

6) Install a spyware blocker. It will remove or block the harmful spywares.

7) If you are using a wireless network, then turn on the security features: Use MAC filtering, turn off SSID broadcast, and even use WEP with the biggest key you can get.

8) Do not open anonymous mails or download attachments, because they can spread virus on your systems. For precaution you have to delete such mails.

9) Don't give your password to anyone on internet.


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