10 Ways to Protect Yourself Online

After weeks of media-fueled hullabaloo about DNSChanger all but dooming the Internet — what actually happened as July 9 came and went was even less than Y2K-bug worthy — it’s worth pausing to reflect on why some were infected with the Domain Name Service malware and others weren’t.

Most of you, like me, didn’t contract DNSChanger, just as you probably don’t find yourself often engaging in life or death battles with malware, ever-threatening your volatile data’s viability. That’s because you’ve already scooped out your digital moat and lined up your virtual semaphores to keep your computing redoubt as well-fortified as today’s tech allows.