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Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet

Original release date: June 22, 2012 | Last revised: November 28, 2012


This Tech Tip addresses a growing risk to internet users without dedicated IT support. Recently there has been a trend toward exploitation of new or otherwise unprotected computers. This Tech Tip provides both general guidance and operating-system-specific guidance for connecting a new (or newly upgraded) computer to the internet for the first time. It also gives best practices for securely maintaining a computer.

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