3 minutes to read | Last updated Oct 7, 2020
Take these basic steps to help keep your computer safe when you go on-line.
Keep your operating system and applications updated
Set up your computer for automatic software updates to your operating system (OS). Outdated software such as Adobe’s Flash Player and Acrobat Reader may be exploited. Keeping titles like these updated is also important.
Use a firewall
A firewall is software that runs directly on a computer and protects it against attack from the network (by controlling incoming and/or outgoing network traffic). Most operating systems have built-in firewalls, but you need to make sure they are turned on.