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Hacker Viruses

Hackers and Viruses are a constant threat

Vulnerabilities in your systems could lead to an attacker introducing viruses, ransomware or other nasty malware. The result could end up causing you frustration, time and money.

Through this post I hope to educate computer owners about the steps to follow to create a safer computing environment. By following the basics outlined in this article you will be on your way to safer computing.

Securing your computer systems, the basics

  • Antivirus - A must on all computers. As a minimum, go for a free one like Avast free antivirus.
  • Wifi Security - Wifi is an easy way for a hacker to gain access to your systems. To combat this, use a complicated WPA 2 password. Do not use dictionary words.
  • System passwords - Use complicated passwords with a mix of numbers, letters and special characters. Do not use dictionary words.
  • Operating systems and software updates - Keep Windows updates on automatic, make sure all applications are up to date.
  • Online habits - Stay away from untrusted websites, do not open unsolicited emails and do not give out passwords online.
  • Backups - Have multiple encrypted backups, both onsite and offsite.

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