An anonymous reader writes: What basic security precautions would Slashdot users recommend for basic home use? I’m trying to get my parents to follow some easy steps to ensure their privacy and safety while online but have come to the worrying realisation that I don’t know nearly enough about the subject to give them any more than a rather thin set of instructions. I use one browser for internet shopping, a different one for general browsing, and yet another for porn. I’m never logged into email or IM programs when shopping or porn surfing and I run ad-block/noscript when using Firefox. Am I doing enough? Is what I’m already doing just the modern day equivalent of dancing for rain?