When we buy our computers they come out of the box ready to be linked to other computers and have a free flow of information between them.
Because of this they are wide open to attack when we connect them to the internet (or a network).
Hackers are very activley scanning the net with programs that search for vulnerable computers! They can install a backdoor on your computer by tricking you into opening a false email. There is a program which hides the true file type by converting .exe to .jpg! Then there’s addware!
Any way with all this stuff out there there must be several ways that members of the community have implimented to protect their computers.
It would be great if we could share those!
As for me I have my file sharing turned off, a virus scanner with the latest dat files, an “addware” scanner, and a fire wall.
How about y’all?