You hear about it all the time in the news. When someone reports their identity being stolen the first thing you often want to do is check your wallet for your ATM card or check your bank statement. When you hear about a home invasion you look into an adt home security system. As human beings, we adapt to our environment and that includes disasters and dangers, but have you ever once considered the advantage of having two computers?
“Why would I do that? One computer was expensive enough as it is!” Think about it: two computers. One for play and one for work. It doesn’t even matter what you consider to be play, whether it’s games, facebook or youtube, these outlets have all proven to be areas of potential intrusion when it comes to hackers. With two computers, you could use one computer for all your casual pursuits and keep one strictly business-related, thereby minimizing the risk of intrusion. It doesn’t even have to be an expensive, high-end computer and, really, paying for a new computer is a small price to pay compared to dealing with rampant identity theft.
Another thing worth investing in would be a solid antivirus program. There are many out there to choose from. And, of course, use your best judgement when it comes to the internet.