Forget "Year of the Horse," it seems like 2014 has become "Year of the Hacker." You can't even boot up your computer without fear of spyware, Trojans, worms and other nasty programs trying to invade your computer.
That's why I'm always talking about the importance of online (and offline) safety. I'm sure you've heard me say that security software is always the first thing I install on any new computer, and it's true.
You can download plenty of excellent free security programs from my Security Center. I've got anti-virus, firewalls, anti-spyware and more. You'll want to have all three types of software running.
Once you have your security in place, you're done, right? Well, not quite.