We recommend the following resources:
- Good Security Habits
- Safeguarding Your Data
- Common Online Scams
- Avoiding Online Scams
- Computer Security
- How to Deal with Phishing Scams
- Phone Scams (Call from Microsoft?)
- I received an e-mail about a virus. Is it a Hoax?
- Avoiding Social Engineering / Phishing Attacks
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We recommend the following software:
Be Aware of the Risks
Scam artists use clever schemes to defraud millions of people around the globe each year. Being on guard online can help you maximize the benefits of the internet and minimize your chance of being defrauded. Learn how to recognize common scams and what you can do to avoid them.
Use Security Software
The internet gives you access to countless products and services. At the same time, it can leave you open to scammers, hackers, and identity thieves.
The bad guys constantly develop new ways to attack your computer, so your security software must be up-to-date to protect against the latest threats. Most security software can update automatically; set yours to do so.
If you let your operating system, web browser, or security software get out-of-date, criminals could sneak their bad programs – malware – onto your computer and use it to secretly break into other computers, send spam, or spy on your online activities.
Don’t buy security software in response to unexpected pop-up messages or emails, especially messages that claim to have scanned your computer and found malware. Scammers send messages like these to try to get you to buy worthless software, or worse, to “break and enter” your computer.
What would happen if you store all your business accounting data, or personal picture albums on your system was corrupted by a virus. Do you have a backup of these files?
If the corruption is beyond repair a restore of your data from a backup may be your only option. For more information about backup solutions click here!