PCWorld "assembled a dozen simple but essential tips--a 12-step security program--to keep your PC, smartphone, gadgets, and identity safe. The steps are practical and fairly easy to perform, so you can strengthen your security without losing your mind in the process."1. Use Virtual Credit Card Numbers to Shop Online2. Secure Your Wi-Fi3. Encrypt Your Hard Drives4. Keep Your Software Up-to-Date5. Upgrade to the Latest Antivirus Software6. Lock Down Your Smartphone7. Install a Link-Checker Plug-In8. Don't Neglect Physical Security9. HTTPS Is Your Friend10. Avoid Public Computers and Wi-Fi11. Be Password Smart12. Check Your Credit Report Each Year
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