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Countdown of the top seven bad habits victims of malware attacks share

Learn the seven bad habits that leave you vulnerable to Web-borne malware attacks, and the changes you can make to secure your online life in 2014.

In this podcast, security pro Pete Lindstrom counts down the top bad habits that victims of malware attacks share. Some are acts of omission -- for instance, failing to keep browser software updated or assuming that little yellow lock on your browser bar protects you from malware. Other common bad habits are consciously committed, such as turning off antivirus software, clicking on absolutely everything, or choosing a password that's easy to remember but also easy to guess.

Lindstrom's podcast offers much more than a scold: He has solid prescriptions, so you can change your evil online ways and quickly implement better habits. Resolve right now to be more secure in your 2014 online life, and follow Lindstrom's tips to avoid being a victim of Web-borne malware attacks.

Pete Lindstrom is principal of Spire Security, an industry analyst firm addressing challenges in technology risk management and cybersecurity economics. In his 20+ year career, Lindstrom has held other industry analyst positions at Burton Group and Hurwitz Group, as well as enterprise positions as a security architect and an IT auditor. Lindstrom honed his finance and technology (and rifleman!) skills in the United States Marine Corps.

This was last published in January 2014

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