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Basics of Digital Hygiene
« on: June 13, 2005, 04:17:34 PM »
Hi ye all,

To prevent virus infection on your machine there is a collective avoidance method, also known as digital hygiene :D.

General Rules

Garbage In, Garbage Out
If you allow infected software onto your machine, viruses can generate.

More Connections More Infections
The more ways the interface of your machine connect to others, the more ways open for viruses to land on your machine.

Piracy Has Its Price
Infections from store-bought software or Cd's are rare.
Illegal source shared software means a higher chance of infections

Use Backups
Regular back-ups of your system is useful as a "last ditch defense".

Control Access to Your PC.
Use a boot password, but do not loose it or you are in serious
trouble.

That's it folks,

polonus
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Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!