Security - It's not fun sometimes but be thankful it's there
A neat reflection on the value security plays in protecting our identity, privacy, and information, as we reflect during the Thanksgiving holiday.
PC Magazine - Try To Be Thankful For Your Security
QUOTE: I'll avoid business products which, I would argue, provide much more defensive power than consumer products. Consumers can still do a good job by following a few basic rules:
• Don't run Windows XP. Run Windows 7 or at least Windows Vista.
• For your everyday tasks, run as a standard, i.e. less-privileged user. If you get a UAC prompt for elevation, pay attention to it. If an application you run doesn't work well in this environment, try to find a replacement. That application is probably badly-designed and you should blame the developers.
• Keep your operating system and applications up to date.
• Run a security suite and keep it up to date.
• Don't install software casually. Look carefully at what you're installing and at what happens in the installation process. Remove software from your system if you're no longer using it.