Monday, 31 July 2017

How To Protect Your Computer From Hackers And Malwares


In this internet age, it is imperative to protect your computer, hence your vital and personal information from hackers and malicious programs.



In line with the technological advancement are the security threats to information system that have greatly affected many people and business organizations worldwide.


Network intruders definitely had the best time of their lives when they successfully h*cked computers and stole huge amount of money and even personal identifications of
private individuals. Who would have thought this will happen? It is a serious matter but it can be prevented.


Below is then a complete guide on How To Protect Your Computer From Hackers And Malwares:


1. Install a firewall


Having a firewall means hackers and viruses are blocked from computer networks. With this, only authorized data can pass through as network traffic is intercepted. Some of the best firewalls are from McAffee , BlackICE , Sygate, Norton and Zone Alarm.

You can purchase them online or at any office supply store.


2. Install an anti-virus software


Technically, all computers are prone to viruses because these can be forwarded in a blink of an eye. Thus theres a necessity to
have an updated version of anti-virus software.


 But to identify a computer virus one must understand what is it and it is advisable not to open email attachments received from unknown senders. Also, do not click the websites that instantly pop up for this might create havoc to your computer.


3. Update operating systems


 As much as possible, see to it that operating systems are updated regularly. This is very easy and costs nothing since the latest versions of software can be downloaded for free over the web.


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4. Learn more about network security


Knowledge I power, indeed! Knowing something about information security certainly makes you more alert and conscious of this computer Ha**in. There are many publications available that tackle about effective security tools.


Furthermore, even online you will find a lot of information about network security that are really beneficial.


5. Disable unnecessary network services


Unimportant features in a system should be disabled because updates for this arent regular especially if not actively used. Most likely this will be a possible threat to your security.

For your safety, use only software that is necessary to what you normally do.


6. Conduct a vulnerability test


 Doing so is a cost-effective way of evaluating the current security program
installed.Hiring a computer consultant to do so will simply lessen the burden.

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 With this, you will be able to determine
the weaknesses and restrictions of the program and if there's a need for network appraisal.


7. Develop a personal security policy


Self-discipline is necessary here so that you will be able to implement this. One of the best personal security policies is choosing a
unique password such as letters and numbers combined.


Make sure to change it every 3 months to lessen h*ckers ability to identify a functioning password.

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