Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Keeping Your Computer Safe

You write with your computer, you might visit writer workshops or messageboards online, maybe you pay bills online. Heck, a lot of your life is invested in what your computer can do for you. So it would be wise for you to ask yourself, what can I do for it? Keeping it healthy ought to be your number one computer/internet priority.

There are several ways to do that. One is to be informed. Another is to install an excellent virus protection program and probably a firewall couldn't hurt. Pop-up blockers also come in handy although they do need to be disabled to conduct business on most secure sites (which are excessively fond of pop-ups).

If you have your own ideas and suggestions on how to stay safe and sensible online, please do leave your comments.

Virus/Trojan Alerts and Libraries
Symantec
McAfee Virus Info Library
WW3-CA Alerts
US-CERT Advisories
Microsoft Knowledge Base

Virus and Email Hoaxes, Frauds, Spam & Other Annoyances
Hoaxbusters
McAfee List of Virus Hoaxes
Vmyths.com
Anti-Phishing Working Group
Library of spoof email hoax scams and fake web pages
Schemes, Scams, Frauds
Fight Spam on the Internet!
Spam Laws
Malware

Security Software
Symantec
McAfee
Reviews of the Top Antivirus Programs
Yahoo Directory for Virus Protection Software
Zone Labs
Personal Firewall Reviews
Security Downloads from ZDNet

Computer/Internet News
ZDNet Technology News
CNet
TechWeb
Wired News
NY Times Technology

Kid Internet Safety
McGruff® Internet Safety
SafeKids.com
NetSmartz
CyberAngels
ProtectKids.com
FBI's National Sex Offender Registry

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