Considering the amount of time we spend on laptops surfing the internet, computer security is quite a relevant subject. Back in the past, computers were limited to computing! Today, we do everything, right from gaming to shopping on our systems, and it makes sense to consider computer security more seriously. In this post, we will talk about five essential aspects of computer security.
- Check your system every other day. You will be surprised to find the number of viruses in your system, and in most cases, people don’t even bother to take a look at it. Make sure that you run an antivirus software session at least once every week.
- Upgrade and updates your software. You computer uses a number of pre-installed software, besides additional ones that are added for better features, functionality and performance. Every week, spend a day, trying to find the need for updates. Well, in most cases, updates are for free, but for upgrades, you may need to pay, especially if you seek additional pressure. Settings can be configured, so that the updates are done automatically as needed.
- Keep a check on your email. Most people ignore unknown emails, and that isn’t a bad practice, but at the same time, you have to delete and report mails, especially the ones from phishing sites. Don’t click anything that promises a discount or offers a lottery. Many of us still get those emails promising giant money deposited in some bank offshore!
- Watch what you share online. Yes, you read that right. Do not use your personal and financial information on sites that don’t have an ‘https’ or secure connection. This is the very basic aspect of transacting online. Also, keep your social media secure at all times. You can follow websites like Tech & Geek, where you can find detailed info on other aspects of computer security.
- Understand the use of personal information, especially if you are using a public network or computer. Always use Wi-Fi networks that are secure and have an encrypted connection. Do not save your passwords and personal details on such networks and computers. In the world of many apps, people often don’t realize the kind of app permissions that have been granted, which can compromise with personal details.
Finally, lock your phone with care. For many of us, one tap on the phone is enough to sign into email accounts and websites, especially while using a desktop. Your phone’s security is extremely vital in the long run, and you should change your passwords as frequently as possible. Also, if your computer feels compromised at any point, talk to an expert or computer technician to know the issues. In many case, virus and malware infections can slow down your system and expose your personal information to the online world. In case of virus attack, format your PC from the scratch, which is pretty obvious, but some of us still choose to continue with the issues.
With little care, your system can work better and without any of the security issues.