Are you here because you saw the following warning message in an e-mail or on another website?
The Internet has become a playground for cyber criminals claiming innocent victims each day. It is no longer safe to browse the Internet or use a computer on a network, connected to the Internet, without proper protection against viruses and spyware. But a total cyber security outfit is more than just anti-virus and anti-spyware software. You also need protection against spam and hackers. With so many security software to choose from, it is not always easy to choose the right spam filter and firewall, not even to mention configuring them to provide adequate and effective protection against cyber criminals.
No security software can act as a substitute for common sense. Software is only there to assist us, not to take over our lives or think on our behalf. The human mind plays a vital role in the battle against cyber crime. It has the ability to reason, something that software cannot do very well. Software can only reason within the boundaries of its programming parameters. When something happens outside these boundaries, the software can no longer serve its cause. This is when you need to be able to identify threats before they claim you as a victim. The latest generation of browsers include anti-phishing filters to protect people against phishing scams. But this technology mainly relies on the Internet community to report phishing sites. This is a big disadvantage because a phishing site can claim several victims before it is reported and to make things even worse, people are afraid of reporting cyber crime.
Security software is not yet able to assist people in identifying phishing scams and advance free fraud (419 Nigerian scams) effectively. This is why it is of the utmost importance for Internet users to be able to identify online fraud without relying on incompetent software. The Internet community should stop trusting everything on the Internet and take on an attitude of questioning everything they encounter on the Internet. Cyber criminals constantly create new methods of deceiving people, new variants of viruses and spyware appear each day and security experts are always one step behind them. It is therefore important for every Internet user to be vigilant and aware of the latest online threats. Take a stand against cyber crime, make your contribution to a safer Internet, REPORT CYBER CRIME!
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