Good security practices are key to your safety when using a computer and, especially, browsing the web. So often, people are victimized by innocently downloading a free game or program, clicking on a link in an email, or even just using a public computer improperly. In almost every case, the exploitation could have been avoided by just using common sense and not trusting anything to be safe until you confirm it is. After all, if a unexpected package was delivered to you and it happened to be ticking, would you assume it was a clock and not a time-bomb? Hopefully, you would seek to confirm the contents before opening the package.

What follows are four short articles that describe very commonplace methods in which people leave themselves exposed to vulnerability. By just following the advice in these articles and making them part of your regular computer use, you prevent 99% of security threats that the average computer user faces every day. Click here to get started.