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7th February 2011, 11:21 PM
Computer has indeed made a great revolution in the history of mankind. With the emergence of internet, it has even made a greater change in the modern technology. We can simply say that, now everything is online. You can shop online, communicate with your friends, and even do video conferencing. Internet is used in banks, airports, research centers, railway stations, and many other official buildings.

These are all the benefits of internet. But, do not forget that there are two sides of the same coin. It has brought with itself a great threat to human life. If you are not able to secure yourself on the internet, the cyber criminals can hack into your system and without your notice they can steal all your valuable information.

So, there is an ultimate need for every person who use the computer for online purposes or even for offline works to follow some of these security tips to keep themselves secure.

Just follow the following steps:

1. Install an Antivirus: This is the most important thing for a computer user. You should install an antivirus to protect yourselves from harmful viruses spread all around the internet. There are tons of antivirus softwares available on the internet, some are free, and some should be purchased. Install the antivirus and update it regularly. If you don't update your antivirus regularly it does not do much help to you.

2. Install an Anti-spyware: This is also a very important thing. Viruses and Spywares are different. So, you should take note that you even have an Anti-Spyware software. Some of the antivirus softwares have anti spyware already installed in them.

3. Install a firewall: Firewall is very necessary for a net user, because firewall stops the other systems around the internet to connecting to your computer. One of the most popular firewalls is ZoneAlarm.

4. Use strong passwords: Use strong passwords to your accounts. Strong passwords mean that your password should be lengthy, at least greater than 15 characters if possible. You should not use your personal information as your password such as your date of birth, your name, etc. which makes it easier for the hackers to hack your account. Use CAPITAL as well as small letters and also special symbols in your password.