Web Security Scare

Whether you're a regular New York Times reader or not, you've probably heard about the stir caused by a malicious ad on the newspaper's Web site over the weekend.

The scare raised red flags for me as I sometimes fail to exercise due diligence when it comes to keeping my antivirus software up to date, thereby increasing my risk of being crippled by malicious attacks. Further, the incident proved that even the most legitimate Web sites inadvertently leave room for flaws.

What steps do you take to safeguard your computer against potentially dangerous, yet innocently disguised pop-ups and ads?

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Deanna Hartley

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