The term ‘Hacker’ has been rampant around the internet recently. Actually, it has been the dirty word of the internet since the 80’s and the classic hacker movies of the early 90’s. It’s not a word you want to throw around loosely; it scares people and causes panic because the path of destruction can be crippling.
Whether your 15 year old opened a scam email and infected your family computer, or a virus has taken down your entire system at the office – most people have witnessed the effects of an online security breach.
While the term Hacker has seen resurgence (particularly in the social media channels) with the handywork of LulzSec, and the recent attacks in Syria and Hong Kong; now might be a good time to review a few tips to reduce your computer security risks.
Computer Safety Tips:
- Run an updated virus protection: viruses change on a daily basis, make sure you have the right protection and that it isn’t out of date or expired.
- Change your password regularly: Even a slight adjustment every few months will help, and keep it a secret!
- Read and pay attention to the terms