Keep out unwanted guests – National Consumers League

November 1, 2008

Contact: 202-835-3323,

Washington, DC- Computers have revolutionized the ways we learn, work, shop, pay bills, and communicate with others. But like our homes, our computers contain sensitive and valuable information, so consumers must be careful who they “let in,” warns the National Consumers League. This month, NCL is offering advice for keeping your computer’s security strong and up-to-date in its “2008 Consumer Calendar Tips: Do We Have Tips for You!”

The nation’s oldest consumer advocacy organization, NCL works to educate people about how to make wise decisions in today’s marketplace. Each month, NCL’s Web site,, will feature the calendar and tips for the month. Covering a range of subjects from medication safety, to avoiding scams, the tips are sponsored by major companies, government agencies, and organizations. The November tips about keeping out unwanted guests were sponsored by AOL. This month’s tips offer advice and information about security tools including firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and patches.

The print version of the calendar was distributed to consumers free of charge through agencies and organizations around the country. There are no printed copies of the calendar remaining.


About the National Consumers League

The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America’s pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit