Trojans, viruses and worms, oh my!

The need for computer security is an old, old story to those who are long time computer users, but it’s a story that needs to be refreshed from time to time to include new information.

On Tuesday evening, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the ballroom, the Quail Creek Computer Club is kicking off its fall season with a program on computer security. The speakers will address such issues as:

* How to create strong passwords – and still be able to remember them

* How to download and install trusted antivirus and malware software

* When is it safe to do personal computing on public Wi-Fi networks?

* Is it possible to be absolutely safe online?

* Is one browser any safer than another?

* How to identify internet and email scams

* Is it safe to click on attachments and links in email?

* When—and when not—to use personal information in email or at social networks

* How to know when a website is safe

* Answers to your questions

All Computer Club monthly programs, held on the third Tuesday of each month (except summer), are open to all who are interested in attending. Those wanting to know more about benefits of membership are especially urged to attend. To see the extensive lineup of available classes, visit the club’s website at