October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
No one can guarantee complete safety in cyberspace, but we can take steps to help prevent criminals and identity thieves from stealing our personal information and accessing our computers. We can also minimize our exposure to other Internet security risks.
Follow these steps to help strengthen your computer's defenses:
1. Install antivirus software and antispyware software from a trusted source, such as Microsoft Security Essentials.
2. Keep all software up to date.
3. Use strong passwords and keep them secret.
4. Never turn off your firewall.