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June 17, 2011

Learning to live with the Web’s insecurities

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by Dennis O’Reilly, CNET

There’s is no such thing as a totally safe Web service. But that doesn’t mean you have to go to extremes to use Web services safely. The rules are different for businesses and families with children, who need the extra protection offered by such tools as encryption software, keystroke scramblers, and proxy services (I described the OpenDNS service in a post from May 2010). ┬áThe two pillars of PC security for every user are anti-malware software and automatic software updates. Microsoft’s free Security Essentials provides real-time protection from viruses, spyware, and other unwanted software. The company’s Windows Help site explains how to turn on automatic Windows updates.

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