Protecting Your Computer from Malicious Code
Found a great article on AusCERT that summarizenicely the steps you need to take to help protect your computer from malware and you from identity theft. It includes what it says are the 7 minimum recommended steps to securing your pc plus six additional steps.
Since 2004, AusCERT has seen an increased level of threat in the use of trojan horse malware to facilitate online identity theft. More than ever, it is critical that home users or SMEs without dedicated IT security support feel confident in the security of their computer workstation before conducting any form of e-commerce or e-government transactions online. Examples of such transactions include accessing or updating your personal information on a government web site, filling in a web form to apply for personal documentation, conducting Internet banking or making online purchases. Source: AusCERT via Faill.com