10. Install software a page pretends to require: 10 signs you should invest in your cyber security


It is said that a picture is worth 1000 words.

I don’t know if two pictures are worth 2000 words, but I think they speak for themselves.

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If a website requires some “helper software” or it reports an error and offers you to install something (a code, a viewer, etc.) to solve the issue, then don’t install it.

If you really think you need it, go to the source/author of the software required and install it from there. Never install something offered on a website that has nothing to do with the respective software.

All these and many more topics are in the free eBook "Improve your security" available here: www.improve-your-security.org.

About the Author

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since 2000 in the IT Security industry and until 2014 for Avira as Product Manager, where he was responsible for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Serving the security needs of so many different users made him think that there are other ways of to help the users: teachning them about security.

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