Unfortunately, it may be a few years until Spencer Pratt begins his war on cybercrime, so until then, we'll have to rely on this Norton study — that ranks the 10 worst US cities for cyber security — to keep our Internet safe. Cybercrime costs Americans $560 million dollars a year (mostly from fraudulent online purchases), and according to Norton's latest figures, Seattle tops the list as the most vulnerable city for cybercrime. The results were tallied using stats like access to available hotspots, online shopping figures, potential cyberattacks, and malware infections. Seattlites — watch out!
To see the full list of the 10 worst cities in the country, and to get some tips on maintaining a healthy online presence, just
- Washington DC
- San Francisco
- Raleigh, N.C.
If you want to keep your computer (and wallet) safe from hackers and cyberattacks, keep these tips in mind:
- Don't download unknown documents from the Internet, like the one used in the latest Facebook scam.
- Never type in your username and password if you're redirected to a different site than the one you're on.
- Set a password for your home WiFi network to keep hackers away from your personal info.
- Don't leave your passwords out in the open and most certainly do not make it a lame one that's easy to guess.
- Don't send money to Nigeria or anywhere else you don't know for that matter.
- Don't click on pop-ups!
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