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10 computer security tips you should follow

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There are things that your antivirus, however good it is, can not do. I explain what computer security measures you need to apply on your own.

1. Keep the programs updated

There is malware that takes advantage of vulnerabilities infamous programs to sneak into your PC without the antivirus being able to act. Do you know which one best suits your needs? Savenit has the best paid antivirus for windows 10.

To avoid surprises, you must keep your programs updated. Applications like Secunia PSI or Softonic for Windows help you get it.

2. On public networks, navigate with encryption

In public WiFi networks, your data can be intercepted in many ways. Navigating from them without protection is an imprudence that is very expensive.

To defend yourself, always navigate with the HTTPS protocol activated; with HTTPS Everywhere is very easy. And to add extra security, I recommend using these apps.

3. Create different users and passwords

Almost every day there is news about stolen passwords in important services. The risk of entering your accounts once a service is attacked is huge.

Create different and secure passwords for all your services, and use different usernames when given that option. And use a password manager like Dashlane.

4. Change your passwords often

Passwords get old. And if they are violated by a discreet intruder, it may take a long time to know if someone has accessed your files and messages.

No matter how strong your passwords are, change them periodically. And to add an additional protection factor, activate the verification in two steps wherever you can.

5. Check the authorized apps

“Can the X application read your Facebook and Google data?” When you authorize an evil app, the disaster is served: spam sent in your name, data theft

To prevent problems, control authorized apps from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other important sites. Revoke permits is easy and fast.

6. Protect your WiFi network against intruders

An open WiFi network is a gesture of solidarity … and dangerous. A malicious visitor can try to access the data on your computer. And then we talk about intruders.

Check the security of your WiFi network is the best way to avoid unpleasant surprises. Follow my eight tips to strengthen your WiFi network.

7. Control the privacy of your networks

In your Facebook and Google profiles, there is a lot of personal information that can be used against you (for example, to guess passwords).

Beware of fake profiles on Facebook, they could be data thieves …

Reject suspicious friendship requests and configure the privacy of Facebook and other social networks well. It is a matter of fundamental privacy.

8. Create users for each person

I have seen a lot of computers with a single account for the whole family. Or with several accounts, but unprotected. It is a safe path to disaster.

If more than one person is going to use a PC, create different accounts, each one protected by a strong password or another identification system. And please, block the PC !

9. Distrust the files sent to you

One of the most damaging viruses of recent times spread through Skype: a friend sent a file and people, trusting its origin, opened it. And kaputt.

Wherever you are, do not open a mysterious file for any reason, even if a friend sends it to you. Ask him before what it is. In doubt, scan it on the web.

10. Learn to be skeptical

Security is an attitude. It implies a healthy distrust of the things you see every day on the Internet, that magical world of colors … and scams.

Be skeptical In my guides How to detect and dismantle hoaxes and What to do in front of a suspicious mail I give you guidelines of common sense to be more vigilant.

What other advice do you come up with?

 



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