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Continued: Digital tools to help curb online eavesdropping

  • Article by: SOMINI SENGUPTA , New York Times
  • Last update: August 18, 2013 - 2:31 PM

Even the most advanced privacy tools might not work, though, if the basics are ignored.

The most basic safeguard of all — the equivalent of hand-washing in digital hygiene — is to keep software updated. A host of known security bugs often are fixed with each release, so ignoring those sometimes annoying calls to update are done at your peril.

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