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Secure your wireless network
Just because your wireless network is at home doesn't mean it is secure. Make sure you enable WPA encryption to prevent infiltrators from poaching your bandwidth or monitoring your network without consent -- which can lead to a detailed profile of your website visits.
Only download software from reputable sources
In the same way that you should only shop from reputable online stores, do the same if you need to download software. If not, you may find your system compromised by trojans or backdoor malicious code. If you're not sure, consider using a search engine, typing in the name of the website and 'review.'
Keep software up to date
It isn't just antivirus software that needs to be kept updated, but browsers, operating systems, and third-party software. From Windows machines to Java, keep software up-to-date to make sure exploits and vulnerabilities which could carve a path in to your system are patched in good time.
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