Protecting computers


Protecting computers
Safety, devices, protecting devices, data privacy, personal data
•    You will learn how to protect your personal information.
•    You will learn how to protect your devices.
•    You will learn which platforms are more suitable for commercializing your craft goods.
•    You will learn how to solve technical problems to reach your potential customers.

Nowadays it is essential to protect our personal data in our devices if we want to buy and sell on the internet. Privacy is the first step we have to take into account. On the other hand, in order to commercialize our craft goods on the internet, we must also take care of other things like, for instance, what kind of platform we are going to use and what kind of technical problems we may face when we want to address the highest amount of potential clients.


• We are going to give you some tips for personal safety and also safety for your computers that help you avoid certain problems:

• Update your programmes to avoid being a hackers’ target. Normally the programmes we have installed in the computer offer updates to improve the shortcomings the programmes’ authors find out. As long as you can, update your programmes and if you can, you should automate them so you do not have to keep an eye on this issue.

• Always use an antivirus programme and a firewall so that you avoid people getting to your system and filter virus or install spy programmes.

• Be careful when it comes to open attached files to emails, above all when they come from unknown sources. It is easy that your device is infected with some malware through this kind of files.

• It is also very important to have installed anti malware programmes that detect malicious programmes, not detected by normal antivirus programmes. For example, Malware bytes Anti-Malware can be found on the link https://www.malwarebytes.com/. It has a free and a paid version.

• When you change your device, make sure you do not leave any sensitive personal information in the hard disk of your old device. You can either degauss it, shred it or use any programme designed to delete the existing information in your hard disk. Another option is to return it to its default configuration so no one will have access to the information you had saved there.

• Once we stop using our devices it is advisable to turn it off and avoid unauthorised access.

• Activate the remote location. In case of loss or theft, you will be able to know the exact location of your device through another of your devices, as long as the lost one is on.

• If any of the owner company of our social networks’ profiles suffers any attack, the first thing you have to do is to change your access password. Then verify if you could have been affected or if your data may have been accessed. If we had some sensitive information like bank account details, we’d better make contact with our bank and in case it is necessary, cancel our cards and get a new one. This way those accounts will automatically stop being active and won’t be used fraudulently.




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