Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety

 
 
 
Yes, I realize that’s an ambitious title for a blog post about staying secure online, but there are a handful of basic security principles that — if followed religiously — can blunt the majority of malicious threats out there today.
 

Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety
Krebs on Security, May 20, 2011
By Brian Krebs

Krebs’s Number One Rule for Staying Safe Online: “If you didn’t go looking for it, don’t install it!”

Krebs’s Rule #2 for Staying Safe Online: “If you installed it, update it.”

Krebs’s Rule #3 for Staying Safe Online: “If you no longer need it, remove it.”

[There’s a bit more to it than that, so read the article. It’s short.]

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