Security Corner – Internet Fraud

Five easy ways to protect your business
from internet fraud.

Many internet hackers prey upon users
who are too complacent or just too busy to keep their guard up. However,
if you do nothing else to protect yourself from online fraud, at least
take care of these simple measures:

1. Install anti-virus software and anti-adware/spyware

2. If you are not behind a firewall,
activate it and make sure that only the necessary incoming/outgoing connections
are allowed.

3. Keep your operating system and browser
updated. If you don’t know how to do this, just go to the website of the
company that produces your system and browser (i.e. Microsoft Updates if
you’re using Windows) and look for an "Updates" link, which
should be easy to find. You can also set your computer to update automatically.

4. When you get emails from unfamiliar
sources, do not open attachments or click on links. Even familiar sources
may have infected files so use caution when opening attachments.

5. Don’t download freeware or shareware
from sites or sources you’re not familiar with.

About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.

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