If you have an Internet connection at home, you are most likely aware of how to protect your identity, information as well as your computer from viruses, and scammers on the web. It’s a rule of thumb to update your antivirus software on a regular basis, and never input personal or sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and CVVs) online, and to know when you are being tricked into downloading a virus or suspicious program on to your system.

Your antivirus software won’t tell you everything and this is why at the end of the day, despite covering all the basics, you still cannot be sure about surfing the Web and not getting into trouble. Here is a tip to avoid common internet attacks that even the experts don’t mention. These may be a tad inconvenient, but a little paranoia goes a long way, the good way, in protecting you from bad Internet invaders.Never ever allow scripting, especially on websites that you feel aren’t secure.

The best way to really avoid this is to stay away from JavaScript, a program which allows your web browser to be more user-friendly, but it also makes your browser more susceptible to tricks. One of the latest scams include fake Facebook pages that pretend to give away gift cards if you post a code into your address bar. Doing so will then subject you to unwanted spam, phishing page lead-ins or even surveys which pre-dispose your PC to viruses.