Many people wonder whether or not their computer is secure. They fear that someone might be looking through their files, copying, altering, or erasing them. They are uneasy about the thought that someone might be monitoring their every move in cyberspace. These concerns come to mind when reminded of the problem of hackers, viruses and other security risks that abound in the Internet. With the rise of digital technology, and high speed Internet, it's a safe assumption to make that most people are constantly connected to the Internet. Often times computer users leave themselves WIDE open for attack from a cyber-criminal. If you're unprepared, and you are taken by surprise this could be the beginning of a long series of attacks and the risk of having your personal information and accounts compromised as well. Fortunately it’s easy to prevent these problems by following a few simple tips.