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    As the Global Convergence of Information or Internet is increasing its span, so are the security threats related to it. Internet Security is the most important aspect that everyone using the internet should understand. I’ll here provide few important tips to keep yourself secure and protect your Information from Security threats.
    1. Latest Anti-virus software:-
    Everyday New threats and Viruses are being discovered and to cope with that you need to have a latest version of the Anti-virus software. Even to make your Version of Anti- Virus software effective, you need to update it with latest updates available. There are Lots of Anti- Virus Software available in market, both free and paid. Some of the Popular and trusted Anti -virus software are Norton (Symantec), Panda, McAfee etc.
    2. Anti-Spyware Software:-
    Now-a-days having Anti-virus software only is not enough. To enable yourself to be secure from Internet Security threats you also need a Anti-spyware software. Spyware programs are different from viruses in a way that unlike virus it does not alter the way in which your machines works or corrupt any data but it installs itself on your machine to send important data like passwords, SSN, Credit card numbers stored on your machine to its server. So in order to detect spyware programs & prevent one from getting into your machine you need latest Anti-spyware software. Popular spyware software's are Spyware Doctor, AdAware and Microsoft Anti-spyware.
    3. Password protection advice:-
    Passwords are the most important aspect of various online accounts. They provide access to online accounts and enable you to perform various activities linked with account like shopping, emailing, online transactions etc. Keeping your password secure is like keeping money secure. Never keep same passwords for different accounts. Never keep password’s that can be guessed or password relating to your personal's like telephone number, date of birth etc. Use long Password's consisting of both letters and digits and may be some special characters. Always Access Websites Related to your password directly by opening a new webpage and never through a link in email or provided otherwise.
    4. Apply Latest Updates & Patches:-
    No software installed on your system is perfect for life. Vulnerabilities are bound to be found out in each one of them. So always apply the latest updates & patches to the software. These updates and patches are made available from time to time by the software manufacturer.
    5. Firewall:-
    If possible try to Use a firewall to prevent hackers from attacking your system and find out vulnerabilities in your System. Firewall blocks traffic not authorized to access your PC. Firewall enables you to access internet securely and prevent unauthorized applications and people from accessing your PC. Some well Known Firewall Software’s are - Norton Internet Security & Zone Alarm.
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    Wow.. that's a long read. btw.. thanks for the heads up
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