This topic may be a bit basic for many regular visitors but I feel that it is important enough to be discussed. Many people often forget the simple things, this discussion is by no means all inclusive nor guarantees that you will be protected. What I hope to accomplish is to highlight a few security mistakes that I see average users make and provide ways to mitigate. For the sake of brevity I won't get too deep into how or why. These practices are applicable REGARDLESS of operating system.