Bits from Bill Pytlovany: The Most Dangerous Words on the Internet

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By Bill Pytlovany

There are many forms of security intrusions on your computer and you should be aware of all of them. Sometimes you don’t have to do anything you would normally think would infect your computer. Infiltrations can happen without any action on your part. You don’t have to click or download programs to lose control of your system.

Here’s a tip you may not have heard. Don’t click on any ad. In your Email, on Google or even Facebook don’t click on advertisements. You’d think big companies like Google or Facebook review advertisements that appear on their websites. You’d be wrong. Some of the most dangerous links appear as advertisements that look like search results on Google or product recommendations by your friends on Facebook.

If you click on an ad the most danger words you’ll ever see online are “You may be a winner”. If you see those words or anything similar use Ctrl-All-Del and close your browser. Web sites don’t give away Apple iPads. If they do the chances you’ll win isn’t worth the risk.

My mother always said, “You get what you pay for”. She was a smart lady. She also said, “If it seems to be good to be true, it probably is”.

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This post is excerpted with Bill’s permission from his blog

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