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Thursday, 4 September 2014

How to protect your PC's from hackers

How to protect your PC's from hackers 


In today's era , where digital security is a puppet in the hands of hackers, protecting data has become a major cause of concern for IT specialists. It is, therefore, instinctive on their part to figure out how to protect private and confidential information in their systems, without burdening with antivirus software and firewalls.  Here are a few of these ways:

 Windows Updates: Even the best offerings from computer giants have not been able to completely fight off the attempts of rouge developers to break in. In this situation, it has become almost a necessity for users to update their Windows-based system, on a regular basis. An update daily, weekly or even monthly is going to speed up the system and help it counter attacks on its security thereby decreasing the probability of  it, being infected by worms and viruses. Desktop monitoring by hackers is indeed a grand problem.

Software updates: Like the Windows, applications also have to be updated with the latest version. You need to check regularly for wear and tear in the software that your system runs. Web browsers and web-based programs have to be upgraded constantly so hackers do not get their hands on the private and confidential data, stored in your system.

 Antivirus Software: If your system is being connected to the internet regularly and you run without antivirus software on it, it is almost impossible for hackers not to get attracted to it. In case you do not have antivirus software, get your hands on one as soon as possible. If you already have one, upgrade it to its latest version and check if the settings are properly defined.

 Data Backup: Create a backup for all the important data that you have on your system. Apart from hackers and system crashers, other mishaps may spell out death for your hard drives. A tech storm can easily sweep away every bit of data in your system. It’s always better to be safe from unwanted features.

 Hacker-Controlled websites: Usually sites that offer free downloads, porn, online games etc. are operated by hackers. It is almost given that you avoid dangerous places especially if you have valuables on your PC. The same goes for the mechanical world. Steer clear of sites that look suspicious or require you to download something which is not needed.

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