More Tips to Keep Your Information Safe From Internet Hackers

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Turn Off Your Computer

With the growth of high-speed Internet connections, many opt to leave their computers on and ready for action. The downside is that being "always on" renders computers more susceptible. Beyond firewall protection, which is designed to fend off unwanted attacks, turning the computer off effectively severs an attacker's connection — be it spyware or a bot that employs your computer's resources to reach out to other unknowing users. (Photo: AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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