10 Computer Security Tips for Home Bussiness and Personal Protection

Everyday, millions of people face internet based attacks like spams, spywares, mallwares, virus and trojens, hacks etc.. Big companies have lawyers, IT departments and money to fix those problems. For home users and home bussiness partners faceing that problems is usually more devistating. Here is my tips for personal computer protection.

1. Never give your password to anyone else. ?t’s the most important rule.

2. Use numbers, symbols and letters altogether to create higher security passwords. Mixed passwords are harder to guess, hack or find (1982 might be the year you born and easier to remember but its also easier to find too)

3. Use antivirus and antispyware programs together, antivirus programs can’t dedect spyware and adwares all the time and antispywares can’t clear your viruses.

4. Install a good firewall. Firewalls are the best ways to protect your computers versus hacker attacks and it’s allways better to block a virus then using a antivirus to clean it from your computers.

5. Never open spam mails without beeing sure they are comming from a reliable source, and allways use antivirus and antispyware programs to scan mail attacments. Even if you are sure its coming from someone you know or a family member.

6. Keep your password safe. You need to chance passwords aften a fixed time period, serious attacks, big spam rains etc.. And never use same password for more then one site, you can loose credit card numbers or your websites access if you use same passworld for every single place.

7. If you are a employer, be sure that your old co-workers can’t access your companies data-base. Erase their accounts, passwords, personal web paces on your companies website.

8. Physical security is as important as internet security. Use laptop lockers; a good lock and some steel can make wonders. Also keep your external harddisks and flash disks at office, and use quality coolers to prevent computers from overheating.

9. Don’t let anyone to enter your / your companies personal networks and keep strangers laptops, external drivers, cd’s etc.. away from your computers. They can infect viruses to network or steal your personal files before you can understand.

10. Never install unauthorized applications to your computer, they may contain unwanted virus and spywares and they also can be illegal & contain cracked material. Use Windows (or any other operation systems you are using)’s signature programmes.

To keep your computer safe, you can find various antispyware, antiadware, firewalls and antivirus programmes at www.get2use.com

Carlos Devida is working on computer security and web mastering. You can visit http://carlosarticles.blogspot.com/ for more articles and your suggestions.

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