Whether you are using an office computer during the day to complete your work and do your job, or you are booking a trip on your laptop in front of the television at home in the evening; both computers need to have the same thing, a security program to protect it from harm. Computers have taken over the world and any illusion that anybody has left about them being a trend and not an integral part of society, should be abandoned.
They are not going away and most people could not function without a computer. From work to school to home, the personal computer has worked its way into the very fabric of our lives. Whether that is a good or bad thing will be left up to historians to discuss, but in the meantime people need to be sure that they are secure and safe while using them.
A wise user is very aware of the importance of computer security. With the billions and trillions of bytes of information being stored in the files of every doctor, insurance and credit card company as well as banks and mortgage companies that you have done business with at stake. It is in your best interest that your SSN doesn’t become public knowledge, especially on line, where this information will spread like wildfire.
This type of personal information in the wrong hands can cause damage that you might not never recover from. Legitimate companies and businesses have good security systems in place for your protection. However, don’t leave your home or office front door open to anyone who surfs into your turf. The safety and security of these places are just as important as the major on line businesses. Never connecting to the Internet is the only sure fire way to keep your computer 100% safe.
While reverting back to the old way of doing daily business, either work related or personal, probably isn’t going to happen to the millions of users that need a daily fix of cyberness to feel complete and isn’t an option. I will confess this is an unrealistic request for anyone and can easily be avoided by installing a good reliable security program or programs that will put a barrier between the dangers of unwarranted communications and will steer you clear of harmful sites.