Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat report is out, and to no one's surprise, things aren't nearly as safe out there as they should be.
Culling information from Symantec
The situation should concern e-commerce companies and their investors. Nobody really knows the sort of damage a successful attack might inflict on eBay
Here are some of the steps Symantec says you should take to protect your computer:
- Keep operating software patched and updated.
- Change passwords frequently.
- Be wary of email attachments with .vbs, .bat, .pif, .exe, and .scr extensions.
- Don't open attachments you weren't expecting.
Also, a good anti-virus program is a must, as is firewall software -- especially for computers that remain on and connected to the Internet.