Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tip of the Week: Internet Security

Every company needs to pay attention to how secure their computers and private files really are. Failing to protect and secure your computers is a liability. Hackers can hack into your system and steal customer or personal information; you are responsible for what is done with that information. Also, a lot of people do not know that it is possible for people to access your computer to send out spam email, attack other computers, or store unwanted files such as pornography on your computer without your knowledge. For this reason, it is very important to secure your computer.

ninety eight percent of all computers have some sort of spyware on them. Spyware itself is not so bad; it is a tool that a lot of advertisers use but hackers will sometimes piggyback on spyware to hack into your files. Identity theft is also a big problem. One in twenty Americans will suffer from identity theft this year. There are five hundred new viruses each day that can come against outdated software...update! That's why large companies have a large IT department.

Since our clients run small businesses, we suggest using Invisus Computer Security. This system offers IT professionals who can actually remote access your computer in the event of infection. Invisus will act as the IT department for your business. They offer security scans that can be downloaded. We recommend downloading and running the program to see if your computer is secure and if your computer security software needs to be updated. Scan your computer on a regular basis as there are always new viruses.

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