Triple-threat computer protection reduces identity theft

3/19/12

Identity protection

Having a triple-threat combination of protective software on your computer greatly reduces your chances of identity theft; computer users who were running antivirus, anti-adware, and anti-spyware software were 50 percent less likely to have their credit card information stolen

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Having a triple-threat combination of protective software on your computer greatly reduces your chances of identity theft, according to a study led by a Michigan State University criminologist.
In a survey of more than 600 people, the researchers found that computer users who were running antivirus, anti-adware, and anti-spyware software were 50 percent less likely to have their credit card information stolen.
The study appears in the research journal Deviant Behavior.

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