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Online dating warning

Software firewalls are widely recommended for single computers.

For the the latest e-scams and warnings, visit the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.

The downside is that being “always on” renders computers more susceptible.

Beyond firewall protection, which is designed to fend off unwanted attacks, turning the computer off effectively severs an attacker’s connection—be it spyware or a botnet that employs your computer’s resources to reach out to other unwitting users.

If it detects malicious code, like a virus or a worm, it works to disarm or remove it.

Viruses can infect computers without users’ knowledge.

The FBI cautions parents and guardians that, because there is no age restriction for the use of Peer-to-Peer services, pornography of all types is easily accessible by the many young children whose parents mistakenly believe they are only accessing music or movies.

In fact, children may be exposed to pornography—and subsequently lured by sexual predators—even though they were not searching for pornography, as some network users deliberately mislabel the names of files for this purpose.

To report potential e-scams, please go the Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report.