Risk avoidance is a choice of every person/user.
We can avoid risk by trying to recognize known from unknown and familiar versus similar. Known from unknown is making sure we are aware of the source of information. Whether an e-mail, text message, social network posting, Web URL, or product, if the source is unknown we should assume it is potentially harmful and avoid it. If the source is known, then there is still a chance we could be harmed, but that chance is much reduced because we know where the information, data, or code is coming from.
Without exception, everyone needs better security on their computer systems. This includes all work systems, any traditional computer used at home, as well as portable devices such as tablets and smartphones. There are bad guys and bad things out there actively seeking to take advantage of you. The number of attack attempts and successful compromises is on the rise.
It is up to you to take the appropriate precautions. Read more