Hackers also take advantage of unsecured Web browsers (like InternetG
Explorer or Netscape) and operating system software (like Windows or Linux). Lessen your risk by changing the settings in your browser or operating system and increasing your online security. Check the "Tools" or "Options" menus for built-in security features. If you need help understanding your choices, use your "Help" function.
Your operating system also may offer free software patchesG that close holes in the system that hackers could exploit. In fact, some common operating systems can be set to automatically retrieve and install patches for you.