Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

By: Mark Tenia Email
By: Mark Tenia Email

June 8, 2007

While hackers work to gain access to your computer and all your information, there are things you can do and products out there that can help protect your computer.

Internet security expert John Forbes has a few tips.

Get virus protection software like Norton or McAfee for your computer. Update your Windows software. It's free and can protect you from more current viruses.

Also, get spyware protection software. Forbes suggests Windows Defender. It's also free and can protect you from unwanted software. For any passwords that you use, make them difficult to guess. It will make your passwords harder for hackers to use.

What can thieves do after they've have stolen your information? Credit card fraud, utilities fraud and bank fraud are just some of the things that can happen after your identity is stolen.

If you would like more information, click on the link below.

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