Abundance in knowledge that’s what 21st century has contributed to mankind. In the sensed that even ones’ own identity can be stolen via the internet. What if one day while doing a transaction, authorities apprehend you just because somebody has tampered your personal information? Or somebody used your personal info for unscrupulous misdeeds? After all everything can be accessed nowadays.
The net has given each and every one of us the right to access not only for our own information but as of others as well; millions and millions of data are available for use. It has become an instrument in communicating with people who are far apart from each other, breaking the barriers of longing and because of unavailability of communication. Indeed, the net became a guiding tool for families who are parted by life’s harsh circumstances. Then, came “social networking” which is basically a means of communicating to your peers online through social networks such as Friendster, Twitter, Multiply, Facebook, etc…On the other hand, it can even be a source for revenue to you through E-commerce. You can procure any item you would want to acquire no matter where it may be. Brought about by the instant success of e-commerce, along with it is online banking, a kind of banking system which is done over the net, wherein you can pay your bills, mortgages, taxes online without going through the hazards of traffic and the bustling noise of the city. All of these seem well and good but later on, people found out that there is a downside to it.
As you know whenever we access or sign up anything or even those social networking sites it requires personal information from us. Information that we do not usually hand over easily; but because of the growing need and desire to belong and to communicate to our peers, we blindly dole out whatever it is that the site asks for. It is through this acts that people with criminal minds such as Computer Hackers, identity thieves retrieve these information and use it for their own benefit.
Aside from this, your computer as well faces threats of virus, bugs, spywares and malwares which will try to infringe you and collect precious and personal information from you. However, in order to fight and prevent all these things to happen, you should have to safeguard your computers security and yours as well by installing an Internet security on it.
These Internet Security programs are also called “Anti-Virus Software”. They basically protect and defend your computer from harmful malwares and hackers. It creates firewalls that are impenetrable to most viruses, worms, bugs & etc. When a virus was able to penetrate your computer’s system, this anti-virus would immediately search and locate and destroy it at once. These security programs are available not only on the net but at any local computer shop as well.
There are times when a newly created virus cannot be detected by your anti-virus, when this happens companies which created this security programs immediately try to solve this problem by updating their software from time to time. It is therefore important that you have to update your internet security software from time to time to be able to guard the safety of your CPU from harmful viruses. Remember that it is always better to be ready that be caught off guarded where in the end it’ll be you and your computer that’ll face the costs; monetarily and emotionally. Better safe than sorry let this be a reminder for you always.