PCs should have security app

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Never leave your computer without protection, that could make chance for phishing websites and their Trojans, an expert of Internet security warned Thursday.
“It is really necessary to install the security software into your computer, although it may make your Internet surfing a little more inconvenient,” said Li Xiaoling, a senior manager from Alipay.com, the payment platform of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

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She made this comment in an interview with Xinhuanet.com on the sideline of 2013 Internet Industry Security Forum, which was held here by the Internet Security Working Group of China.

The group was established in 2012 by China’s seven Internet giants, including Baidu, Renren, Tencent, Sina, Microsoft, Alipay and NetEase.

Users should avoid setting the same IDs and passwords in different websites, and never tell some important personal information, such as ID card numbers and bank account records to strangers or some unfamiliar websites, she said when being asked about anti-phishing tips for common internet users.

“Pay particular attention to the ‘check code’ provided by the online sellers or the payment platform when going shopping online, and always operate according to the instructions, that can decide where your money goes to,” she noted.

More than 640,000 phishing websites have been detected around the world, and over 60 percent of which targeted the financial sectors, said Li Qiushi, another expert from Alipay.com.

“Users should do some basic protection themselves while our companies are also trying to make our security softwares more and more convenient,” he added.

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