Along with purchasing applications for anti-hacking and anti virus protection, there are several additional strategies you could use in your computer and as you work your computer to help shield it against intrusion and to protect your information wherever you may select to let it live. Here is a list of some suggestions that can help you.
Raise the privacy settings in your computer. In an upcoming lecture, I show you the best way to upgrade these settings in case you are using Windows 10. See that video too and also be looking to upgrade your privacy settings on older versions of Windows if that’s what you’re running in your computer.
Be cautious opening PDF files you receive from outside sources. Hackers and applications virus creators have in recent times found this to be an effective system for sending out their damage causing payloads.
Viewing emails, do not be interested. Should youn’t understand where an email came from, do not open it. Should you choose to open an email from someone you do not understand and/or that you received in an unsolicited fashion, don’t click on any links located within the email. Executable viruses are occasionally attached to what you believe is only a link to another website.
If you’re concerned about the credibility of an e-mail address when you’ve received an email, check it out by looking at the “Details” dropdown you’ll be able to click next to the email name. I’ve occasionally even taken this one step farther by checking out their email domain name address using a domain name supplier to do a “Who’s” search once I am actually wondering about where something came from.
Be mindful of all downloads to your computer. Make sure to understand the source is safe and you’re on a actual webpage belonging to that source when you download the content. Hackers are currently setting up “Imitation” webpages which look like actual companies to entice you in so that they’ll get you through downloads from their websites.
Using the “Cloud” for storage is dangerous – even areas like Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. can be hacked. Cloud storage places appear to be prime targets for hackers. These are suitable storage and data back-up places for many so if you need to use them, here are a number of recommendations that could save the secrecy of your content there.