Computers, tablets, and other gadgets are getting more sophisticated to keep us safe from cyberattacks.
Here’s how to tune them for your own safety.
Know how to use a safe computer: The basics of using a safe, secure computer are as follows: 1.
Do not allow your computer to open up a new tab or open another file in the same tab.
This could mean opening another file that is not your own or that you don’t trust.
Do NOT allow your browser to open another tab.
Do open new tabs only when you have completed a task or are trying to complete a task that is a high priority.
Do this even if the task or task has been completed a long time ago.
Do NEVER allow your laptop or tablet to be used to search the web, email, or send or receive text messages.
The web browser and the email client can be tricked into sending spam messages.
Do ALWAYS keep your computer safe.
Never leave it unattended and always close it when you are done.
Do keep your laptop and tablet clean, secure, and protected.
Do never allow your device to automatically open the web browser or email client when you do not open a tab or document.
Keep your device locked and secured when you leave the home or office.
Never use an internet-connected computer to surf the web or view videos.
Always use a dedicated firewall.
Do always keep your device in a locked and locked down state.
If you lose your phone, you can’t turn it on. 8.
Never open an email or file in a public location.
Do it in a secure, locked location.
Do make sure you have enough money in your bank account to cover the cost of your device and internet connection.
Always keep your phone connected to a secure network, or turn it off completely if you don.t need it. 11.
Do use an email account or secure wireless service to send and receive mail, such as Outlook or Yahoo Mail.
Do check your spam and malware filters before sending or receiving mail.
Do change your passwords if you use an online banking service or service to make transactions.
Never log on to any site that you are not authorized to use or that may be harmful to you or your computer.
Always leave your computer on a quiet, dimly lit place away from distractions.
Do take a break and relax when you get home.
Do install security software on your computer or tablet.
This includes antivirus software and anti-malware software.
Always read and follow security best practices to keep your system and its applications safe.
Never share personal information or use your computer in any way that could expose it to unauthorized use.
Never give anyone your credit card number or other personal identifying information.
Always take steps to protect your computer from cyberattack, malware, or other security threats.
Do the following to protect yourself from cyber attacks: 1: Do not share any sensitive information about yourself or your family with anyone else.
2: If you receive a suspicious email or text message, quickly close it and return it to sender.
Do a scan of your computer for malware or viruses and then close the email and the message.
3: If your computer is infected with a virus, remove any files that may contain it.
If any of the files remain on your PC, then do not run them or open them.
If the virus persists, you should remove the files from your PC. 4: Make sure you do NOT allow any apps on your device that access the internet or the internet browser.
5: Make backups of your sensitive files and software to keep the data safe.
6: Make a copy of all files on your system, including the programs that run on your computers.
7: Always use two-factor authentication to protect sensitive data.
8: Do always ensure that your passwords are protected and your information is stored securely.
9: Never send sensitive information via email or instant messaging.
10: Never share passwords or other sensitive information with anyone without the express permission of the sender.
11: Never use any virus or other malicious software on or in your computer, including those that may harm your computer’s performance.
12: Never download software from unknown sources.
13: Never access any file or computer on your phone or computer that may access any sensitive or sensitive information.
14: Do keep all of your confidential information encrypted, in a safe place, and in a machine that you do want to keep safe.
15: Do only download software and software updates from trusted sources.
16: Never delete files or data that you have downloaded.
17: Never allow files to be downloaded to your computer without a legitimate reason.
18: Do use a network firewall.
Make sure that you know the best way to protect any important data.
19: Never install software on a non-secure