Computer Security Tips
Some great basic tips for the average user to protect your computer:
Firstly, the most important computer security tip is to have anti virus software. These programs will not let your data be lost in case some viruses enter your system. They make backup files as well which allows you to retrieve any files that you lose. However, make sure that the anti virus you use is good software. Do not settle for any substandard program for it may harm your PC instead of doing any good to it.
Another very important point pertaining to computer security is that you should not open attachments with emails which you receive from unknown senders. Many of these emails are intended with the purpose of transferring viruses into your system. They can damage your files or the entire computer so better not open them.
Using strong passwords is also a very important tip to secure your computer. You should use long passwords with a mixture of digits and alphabets so that they cannot be easily hacked.
One major addition to this list that I would make is:
Change your user account so that it is NOT an Administrator account.
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- 10 Biggest Computer Security Myths Busted (lifehacker.com.au)
Posted on July 2, 2012, in PC, Security tips, Tech Tips and tagged Antivirus, Computer security, Computer virus, Personal computer, Security. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Computer Security Tips.