Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Top 10 Tips for Computer Security


Being in the Internet Age, we use computers to pay bills online, go shopping, take college courses, and endlessly entertain ourselves.

Before you allow the computer to consume your whole life, take the necessary steps to ensure your finances stay personal.

  1.  Use passwords for protection
  2. Get your guard up
  3. Up the ‘anti’ with software
  4. Run scans to stay current
  5. Take wireless precautions
  6. Pump up password protocol
  7. Watch out for attachments and downloads
  8. Avoid going public
  9. Watch your phones and PDAs
  10. Clean up your computer

These are all ‘best practices’ for technical security precautions.

Following these precautions will help you keep your data and personal information safe.  Be sure to never run your computer as administrator unless you must do so for a specific task.

Maintain your software and be sure to run updates on your device.

By backing up your data frequently, you protect your files and hinders your operating system from crashing.    This will also prevent hardware failure and virus attacks.

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Allebrand, Cheryl
10 tips to computer security – Bankrate…
Best practices for computer security – Indiana University

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