When we recently learned that DNS – one of the internet’s core technologies – has had a security hole in it for the last twenty years, many experts advised home users to change their DNS server to OpenDNS.
Good idea, and we have recommended that here for some time. For more information, see this post.
One more home network security tip for broadband users: Leaving a computer ‘always-on’ and connected to the internet will attract unwanted bugs like a pot of honey left outside on a hot day. Turn the computer off when not in use, or disconnect its network cable. (You can create a desktop icon to do the latter if reaching the cable is inconvenient.)