Today I want to discuss internet security
This is a small thing and maybe you already know this....
Security tip #1: don't use your actual e mail address in the face of your blog.
why? there are malware and spam programs that troll blogs searching for e mail addresses. Granted, there are zillions of blogs out there, but why take a chance? If one of these programs picks up your e mail address, it will send malicious files to you under generic names in hope that you will open them.
What to do: instead of using the @ and .com -- write it out. For example, I will say my e mail address is tesshilmo(at)comcast(dot)net It is those two symbols (the @ and .com) that identify something as an e mail address to these trolling programs.
Super easy to do, plus I am adding an extra layer of protection against spam and malware.
Did you know this? Will you consider changing your habits to add this layer of protection or is it just not worth it to you? Who out there is hosting a Wish I Knew Wednesday? I'd love to learn your tips!