Prevent malware infection — best practices review

The Malwarebytes Blog recently discussed “10 easy ways to prevent malware infection” — for your PC, Mac, or mobile device. Read the article for the complete text. Here’s the summary below.

Protect vulnerabilities: Update your operating system, browsers, and plugins; Enable click-to-play plugins; Remove software you don’t use (especially legacy programs).

Watch out for social engineering: Read emails with an eagle eye; Do not call fake tech support numbers; Do not believe the cold callers.

Practice safe browsing: Use strong passwords and/or password managers; Make sure you’re on a secure connection; Log out of websites after you’re done.

Layer your security: Use firewall, antivirus, anti-malware, and anti-exploit technology.