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  • Writer's picturehardwin82

Basic computer security for beginners. Viruses, Trojans, Ransomware, Malware. How to fight back.

Let's talk about basic computer security. What you need to be safe while working on your laptop/computer. Is antivirus everything you need, if not what else?

These days we have so many threats. "Good old" viruses are nothing compare to other malicious software.

I will talk about 8 different things you have to consider:

1. Antivirus - ramble about different options

2. Firewall - what that is and why is very important. Differences between hardware and software firewalls.

3. Key Scrambler - what that is and how this will defend you. Especially from stealing your logins, passwords, bank details.

4. Browser extensions - plugins to your web browser to help to protect you [ex: 3rd party cookies]

5. Clean your OS - your operating system after some time require good cleaning from all the junk that has been gathered from internet browsing.

6. Update your OS - protect yourself from hackers who look for security holes

7. Encryption - encrypt your data. We don't want anyone to have access to our photos and other important for us things.

8. Email alias - due to data breaches we are constantly at risk of losing our account details like login and passwords. Don't use 1 email address for everything. Have a few different things.


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