Keep your computer updated!

Making sure that your computer has all of the necessary security patches and updates is easy. Both Windows and Apple operating systems have automatic update utilities built in. Ignoring those messages that updates are available will not make the problem go away. Don't know if your computer is up to date? No problem, just go to the Windows update website or Apple's update page. Once you have your operating system completely updated, it's time to check for security updates for other programs you may have installed on your computer. Secunia has a great way to check the state of your third party software. Just go to their security scan webpage and follow the instructions.