“Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety”

During our blog-silence one of the articles that came through that warrants your attention was “Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety.” You should read the whole post (it’s well worth the time), but it’s three primary bits of safety advice are (quoted from the article):

  • Krebs’s Number One Rule for Staying Safe Online: “If you didn’t go looking for it, don’t install it!”
  • Krebs’s Rule #2 for Staying Safe Online: “If you installed it, update it.”
  • Krebs’s Rule #3 for Staying Safe Online: “If you no longer need it, remove it.”

And he did add one more in a later piece, “Software Cracks: A Great Way to Infect Your PC” (again directly quoted):

  • It is almost never safe to download executable programs from peer-to-peer file sharing networks because they are a major source of malware infections.

I’m hoping all four of them are common sense enough you don’t personally need to be reminded of them…but chances are plenty of your family, friends, and coworkers can use the advice…

P.S. This has been cross-posted (with a slight modifications) on our TixxTech blog.

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