Protect your Computer
Invest in anti-virus, anti-spam and anti-spyware software. Make sure to keep them up-to-date. Malware, such as viruses, worms, and spyware can secretly install on your computer and collect private information. Some programs, known as keystroke loggers, can also track your keystrokes and allow passwords to be captured. Below are additional tips to protect your computer against fraudulent activity.
- Make sure the latest Windows and security updates are installed.
- Enable a personal firewall
- Avoid using public, insecure wireless networks and public computer terminals when performing sensitive online activities