Computer Security & Viruses/Hacking and spyware

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I have a desktop that is NOT on any networks with other computers. I use a modem from my cable company to connect to the internet. Is it still possible for me to be hacked or to have spyware put on my computer, assuming I don't open any strange emails or download any suspicious messages?

This also assumes that I am the only person with physical access ro my computer.

Answer
Hi Rene,

I consider the following a well written and thorough article about emails.

"askleo.com/can_i_really_catch_an_email_virus_just_by_looking"

Let me know how you feel about it.

See also: itsecurity.com/features/25-common-email-security-mistakes-022807

community.norton.com/en/blogs/norton-protection-blog/5-ways-you-didnt-know-you-could-get-virus-malware-or-your-social

businessnewsdaily.com/6365-virus-infections.html

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James Filmer

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Viruses, Spam, hacking, Rootkits, Trojans, Keyloggers, all other forms of Malware, Internet access problems, slow systems, application and system instability, network abuse, Firewalls, layered security configurations, system maintenance support and general troubleshooting.

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