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   * That is, there must be anti-virus software installed.   * That is, there must be anti-virus software installed.
   * Security updates to Windows/MacOS/Android and other software must also be installed. Preferably, they should be set to install automatically, but, if that is not possible, they should be installed as soon as the notification appears.   * Security updates to Windows/MacOS/Android and other software must also be installed. Preferably, they should be set to install automatically, but, if that is not possible, they should be installed as soon as the notification appears.
-  * Care must also be taken not to install dodgy software. That could be apps on your phone or browser plugins.The Android store in particular contains thousands of dodgy apps and care should be taken when installing new apps.+  * Care must also be taken not to install dodgy software. That could be apps on your phone or browser plugins. The Android store in particular contains thousands of dodgy apps and care should be taken when installing new apps.
  
 ==== Web browsers ==== ==== Web browsers ====
  
-Secondly, most browsers (including Firefox and Chrome) are notoriously ridden with security holes, many which are not yet publicly known. Determined attackers could use these to steal your information simply by tricking you to visit a specially crafted website. They can easily produce very legitimate looking emails masquerading as coming from your bank, internet provider, phone company, Facebook, Amazon etc., but where links will send you to such a malicious site. +Secondly, most browsers (including Firefox and Chrome) are notoriously ridden with security holes, many of which are not yet publicly known. Determined attackers could use these to steal your information simply by tricking you to visit a specially crafted website. They can easily produce very legitimate looking emails masquerading as coming from your bank, internet provider, phone company, Facebook, Amazon etc., but where links will send you to such a malicious site. 
  
   * If you receive something from e.g. Facebook that needs your attention, manually open a new browser window and manually type the URL for the website and login there.    * If you receive something from e.g. Facebook that needs your attention, manually open a new browser window and manually type the URL for the website and login there. 
-  * All Yahoo users’ address books were compromised a couple of years ago, so be extra careful when clicking on links that come from yahoo addresses, including people you know. +  * All Yahoo users’ address books were compromised a couple of years ago, so be extra careful when clicking on links that come from Yahoo addresses, including people you know. 
   * Also, never click on any links in spam email, or links randomly sent to you by strangers.    * Also, never click on any links in spam email, or links randomly sent to you by strangers.