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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ten basic safety tips computer

Here are some basic tips to computer security for your system, your sensitive information and your data will remain free of infection . From the obvious to the most complex, recommendations on how to protect ourselves, more so belligerent half as the Internet, are very useful. If you practice, the chances of infection will drop considerably.

While these basic safety tips are aimed at computing an audience less experienced Windows user , for being the most widely used system for new computer users and for being the most affected by viruses and threats, ' the rules may come to rest operating systems and each computer operation we want to pursue without jeopardizing our data and system. That said, let's see what they're doing it wrong for your safety and how you can fix it.

1 - Beware of attachments in your email
If you do not know, do not open. With that line of logic, you should stay safe for long e-mails from strange directions or have attachments like. Pps,. Zip,. Exe, etc. As much as you're not having a good time, and the invitation to take miracle pills free look tempting ... Is it worth the risk? Even when an email with attachment that sends you did not expect a well-known, best by any means is to ask if he sent it to be a little safer. Level software, you can do is email scan through your favorite antivirus or antimalware application. Distrust, without paranoia, is a good tool to avoid falling under the yoke of the threats.

2 - Upgrade the software on your system periodically
Newer, more resilient. This should be a perogullo truth, it is as simple as thinking "if I use an application that is out of date three months ago, took three months of unresolved vulnerabilities over", which will make your system more prone to get malware. The reluctance to upgrade software (including operating system) is due to costs, laziness and also, crucially, to oblivion. So it is good to have some applications that check for updates to the software that we installed and we recommend downloading. Upgrading software does not mean that the new version can not come other holes, but is less usual in the previous case. And in the case of operating systems for Windows XP and 7 is illustrative of others.

3 - Create better passwords and change them every six months
More difficult, less predictable. And forced a first place is in your text: "enter a new password." It must appeal to the same password for years for all services to which you subscribe is really risky, if you find one, they discover it. So it's best to create passwords for service or service by gender, in addition to a password manager, forget about "remember password" in public places and use application to create encryption keys that the most nerd at MIT could guess without take him all his life.

4 - Use antivirus and anti-malware applications
We do not want heroes: Use Antivirus. The virus could cost you money or not, but we agree that uses system resources that you might give some headache. But, weighing the risks, an active antivirus is always more effective and safer than a computer without it. For the second case the system is highly dependent on your care, and if we ever fail, you forget or someone uses your system goodbye. There are antivirus everywhere and offer different performances according to cost and use as RAM. Choose the one that suits you. Same with anti-malware applications, Spybot Search and Destroy and MalwareBytes are the dynamic duo comes to the rescue with the signal in the sky it's been three days since the last scan.

5 - It tends to close the session at the end
A login window is also an output window. Humans are curious by nature, and he sees something that is not made available to him, most likely, at least out of curiosity, make use of this gift of becoming. This usually happens at Internet cafes, offices and work in all places where computers are shared. If you open Facebook, Gmail or any other service, get used to close the session before getting out of the chair to leave. This avoids entering into the huge rate of users who lose data leave open their sessions there. A good exercise to build the habit is to do it at home too, every time you wake up the computer, log off.

6 - Avoid private operations in open, public networks
Sharing the connection, but not the data. One of the most complicated for many tourists is on vacation and having to perform banking transactions from the open network of your hotel or from some place open networks. This means comfort, but also possibilities for the shape and copper sniffing assail us bank accounts, social, mail, etc.. in a blink of an eye. To avoid this connection should be avoided, and that's like saying you cut the light in your home so you never get electrocuted. Therefore, it is best to use alternative means such as VPN servers, or more accessible, extensions such as Blacksheep, access only to sites with HTTPS protocol and have the firewall to the best of care.

7 - Enable the firewall on your system
The Great Wall of China was not built for decoration. This sentence should be an invitation to take care of us without putting so many fads over when to be a little curtailed in our comfort. A firewall can be configured completely to the annoyance of his presence will be comforting protection level, because you can change the priority system, add exceptions and if you're on Windows, use alternative applications that give you more possibilities.

8 - Avoid software with recurrent disease associations
Canci√≥nMuyLinda.exe not an MP3: Due to the amount of scams that exist in relation to Web services, applications and what they wish, have a clear idea of ​​what programs do not contribute to your computer a virus and shelter malware, it is somewhat complex. We therefore propose a return to the classics and their alternatives. But as you can not ignore innovation, it is good that you reference a website that you clean the doubts about the legitimacy of software, for while many programs promise to remove malware, it is they themselves who are reported as infections, and poison your system to sell the solution.

9 - disconnect from the Internet when not needed
Minor exposure, lower rate of infection: There are exceptions in droves, but most infections occur when the computers are connected to the network, as spyware and malware perform their actions by communicating with servers or sending information through open ports your connection. So if you want to lose the chance of infection rate and long time use a computer without a network connection (games, design, writing, etc.) or if you're going to sleep or go directly to be absent disconnecting internet you avoid something happening on your system without shutting down the computer. Simple, but 100% effective.

10 - Backs
Better safe than sorry: For given a situation where you lose data due to lack of security policies on your computer, not doing something of everything we've counted up, the most common situation is despair. But if it will be important backups or backups, that when all would be flooded in tears, who did the work and supported the data will take it as one more experience. No VPN, antivirus, win a paranoia that the security provided by the existence of the data to another disk or cloud services. As for software, we made a recommendation to 6 applications to back up your data, choose the one you like and feel calm doing a backup every certain period of time. You can also back up your mail or other social services.

Bonus: Educate those who share your computer with you
The more you know, unless they are wrong: This item is intended to make clear that while there may be a paranoid computer security when you have this in their hands an inexperienced, few of your resources and fulfill its role computer have a good chance of becoming infected. To avoid this, especially for those with a family computer or share in their work, it's best to educate those who have contact with computers in general. Both those who share yours as your environment. Teaching this article, telling your own experience, recommending security software and instructing in the art of being aware of the danger that exists whenever the network cable connected to the computer.

Caring for our systems is a requirement that users have to assume when the creators of the software or operating system have made mistakes, so that security ultimately depends on us.

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