Technology is an ever-growing part of our lives – just think of the all those sites that collect details about your life – your age, where you live, your credit card details, driver’s licenses, who our friends are and on and on.
But what if someone wanted access to your information? What if all that information fell into the wrong hands? Would you be happy with that? I suspect not.
Here are some key things you can do to protect yourself:
Use good quality passwords and change them regularly. Try using a few words strung together and mix up the capitals & lowercase letters eg. ‘iL0v3ic3Cr3am’ (I love icecream)
Get some anti-virus software – not the free stuff but something on an annually paid licence.
Update your computer. Microsoft regularly sends you update requests for Windows10. Please don’t put these off.
Backups –Backing up to an external hard drive is good but an on-line automated backup is much better.
Check your emails to make sure you trust the sender. Be cautious and look for unusual email addresses.
Don’t click on a link that’s within an email unless you are 100% certain you can trust the sender. If you don’t trust it – delete it.
Don’t share your passwords with anyone.
Get in touch with us if you need help with any of the above. Happy Computing!