Trend Micro Consumer Newsletter | Security Tips, Tricks, and Updates February 2009      

- Teach Kids Good Internet Habits When They're Away
From Home

- Phishing Gets Harder Over Time
- Information Security Starts With Empty Pockets
- Now Might Be The Time For Great Electronics Deals


Teach Kids Good Internet Habits When They're Away From Home

You can install all the locks, filters, and virus protection you want on your home computer—but if you want to make sure your kids always surf the Internet safely, no matter where they are, you're going to have to teach them good online habits.
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Phishing Gets Harder Over Time

A new study suggests that phishing may not be nearly as lucrative—or as easy—as many news stories would have us believe. Read more >

Information Security Starts
With Empty Pockets

While data thieves often use the Internet to access people's personal information, either by sending out phishing emails, hacking into Web sites, or putting spyware on personal computers, there's one very easy way for information to fall into the wrong hands: through a lost thumb drive. Read more >

Now Might Be The Time For Great Electronics Deals

By now you've read plenty of articles about the state of the economy, and how big retailers are putting on some amazing sales to get people in the door. And that makes it an excellent time to think about a home technology refresh.

Circuit City recently announced it had failed to find a buyer and was going into liquidation. Meanwhile, other electronics retailers suffered through one of the worst holiday seasons in recent memory. That means you can probably expect big sales and deep discounts going forward. If you've been waiting for the best price on a flat-screen monitor, a home wireless hub, or other gizmos, keep your eyes peeled for big sales in the near future.

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