Computer security includes protection of information and property from theft, corruption, or natural disaster.
As Internet usage has grown, so has the number of security threats. Intruders pay attention to home computers because they are typically not very secure and are easy to break into. When combined with high-speed Internet connections that are always turned on, intruders can quickly find and then attack home computers.
When intruders attack you computer they are typically interested for two reasons:
Intruders want access to stored information. They look for credit card numbers and financial information. By stealing that information, intruders can use your money to buy goods and services.
Intruders also want your computer’s resources, meaning your hard disk space, your fast processor, and your Internet connection. They use these resources to attack and compromise other computers on the Internet.
Computer security is a combination of protections and mindset:
Timely system updates/patches
Use care when opening email attachments
Use care when downloading and installing software
Use strong passwords
Backup your data
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