“To prevent infections, you must embrace anti-malware deficiencies and take more personal responsibility. Most people tend to click before they think. We click a link simply because it came from a social-network friend. At this point in the malware wars, you need to put a critical eye on any link — no matter how trusted the source.”

Andrew Brandt, Director of Threat Rresearch – Solera Networks

Since the inception of the Internet, anti-virus companies have continued to evolve to help personal computer users and businesses minimize the threat of online attacks, and to make sure that no unwanted malware gets into their desktops, workstations or servers, or worse, steal their sensitive data or identity.

Evidence of criminals collaborating with rogue nation states, exchanging methodologies, buying and selling information, and even subcontracting their respective capabilities has expanded their collective reach and mutual learning curves. In addition, with ever-growing numbers of users accessing the Internet, Cloud services and corporate Intranets with their smartphones, iPads, Tablets, and other devices, the hacker’s number of points-of-attack will continue to expand. So, what does all of this mean? Simply stated, it means that your “attack surface” will also continue to expand in the years to come.

Your knowledge-base, and more importantly, updating your software as well as implementing the latest security strategies, are key protocols you must adopt when it comes to protecting your computer, data and online identity. In other words, you must be pro-active if you expect to remain secure when navigating the Web. The following resources can provide you with the knowledge you need to protect your computer, your financial assets and your online identity.

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