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					Internet Security: Why It’s Important


In today’s world, the internet is one of the most popular tools that you
can use to buy goods and services. It is considered as one of the most
useful tools that people make use of. The internet have proved to be a
very good venue that you can use for communication and with this, you can
now purchase goods and services from the companies you can find in the
internet today.

It is also a great tool to start your own online business and make
transactions. With the fast and cheap communication that the internet
provides, you would definitely want to get connected in the internet to
make money or make life easier for you.

However, with all the advantages of the internet, there are also
disadvantages. Because financial dealings are made in the internet on a
daily basis, it is also considered that millions or even trillions of
dollars are being exchanged in the internet everyday. This spawned a new
group of criminals that would do anything to steal money from you by j ust
using the internet.

These cyber criminals develop programs or software that invades your
personal computer through the internet, will start gathering information
inside your computer that may include your financial and personal
information and send it automatically to the person who developed the
software.

The thought of letting a stranger look at your personal and financial
information without you knowing about it can definitely make you cringe
in fear. With this information, the cyber criminals will be able to steal
money from you by committing a very serious crime called identity theft
or identity fraud.

They will also use your personal and financial information to pretend to
be you and commit cons that may get you into trouble with the law w ithout
even knowing about it.

It is a fact that many people have been victimized by identity theft
which has resulted in losing a lot of money or facing criminal cases they
didn’t even commit. This is why it is very important for you to secure
yourself from these crimes not just in the real world, but also in the
cyber world or in the internet.

You can stop these crimes from happening to you by simply installing the
best kind of internet security software available. Internet security
softwares are a group of programs that can combat modern day threats in
the internet, such as computer viruses, spyware, adware, and hackers. It
is a program that will help you protect your computer from being invaded
by the malicious software circulating the internet toda y and gain access
to your files that may contain your personal and financial information.
Today, it is considered a necessity to have this kind of software in your
computer in order to better protect you and your family from cyber
criminals who are looking for a way to steal money from you.

Good internet security software should include:

•     Antivirus – This particular program should be included in your
internet security software to protect you against viruses that are
circulating the internet today. It should also have automatic update
features in order to better protect you from the new viruses that keep on
popping out in the internet.

•     Anti spyware/adware – Spyware and adware are very dangerous
programs that can give the developer access to you r files in your
computer that may contain financial and personal information. This is why
this feature should be included in the internet security software and
should also be updateable.

•     Firewall – This particular program will prevent viruses and hackers
from entering your computer.

•     Parental control – This program should be included in your internet
security software especially if you have kids in order to control their
internet activities and prevent them from visiting websites that may
contain violence or pornography.

These are the main things that you should look for in an internet
security software. With all these features, you will be able to protect
yourself and your family from being a victim of serious crimes going
around the internet today.