Many of us spend long hours at our workplaces and have little time to conduct the chores of our personal lives, so we bank or shop using the computer system at work.
But that relatively innocent use of company resources in minutes here or there is riskier than many people think — to our jobs and to our personal data.
The outpouring of generosity from people all over the world following the earthquake in Japan has been accompanied by a profusion of donation scams.
These scams no longer prey on the simply gullible but have moved to less obvious ruses such as malicious websites that use clickjacking and drive-by attacks.
Frequent Internet users get mixed messages about data privacy.
We worry about data miners and identity theft but put our life stories up on Facebook. Here are some basic steps to enhance your personal security.