Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Securing That Shiny New PC

So you just unpacked that brand new shiny pc and fired her up. And you are anxious to hit up your favorite social networking site. At this point security considerations may be the farthest thing from your mind. In fact you may not even be concerned with security at all.

Well with attackers focusing a lot more on the end user(that's you) you need to take a more proactive approach towards security. Bill Brenner has a nice article on securing that new pc.

He recommends taking the following steps:
  1. Uninstall Stuff You Don't Need
  2. Install Firefox
  3. Install NoScript and other Firefox add-ons
  4. Search for all needed Windows patches
  5. Customize your AV/firewall package

5 Steps to Secure a New PC

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