5 Ways to Protect Your Computer

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Knowing that your computer’s valuable information is safe will help give you peace of mind. Use these 5 tips to learn ways you can help protect the information stored on your computer.

Work with your IT Department

Be sure to install new program or software updates that are recommended. Making these regular installations will keep your computer and your company’s network as secure as possible.

Use Strong Passwords 

Be sure to use passwords that are strong in order to prevent hackers from stealing the data on your computer. When creating a password, make sure it:
• Is at least eight characters long.
• Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name.
• Does not contain a complete dictionary word.
• Is significantly different from previous passwords. Passwords that change just slightly—such as Password1, Password2, Password3—are not strong.

Do Not Allow Your Computer to Save Passwords

Allowing the password to be saved negates having the password at all.

Use Network File-Sharing Instead of Local File-Sharing


Lock-up Your Computer When You Leave Your Desk

In order to lock your computer, follow these steps:

    1. On your keyboard, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE at the same time.
    2. Click Lock this computer (Lock Computer if you’re running Windows XP).
    3. To unlock your computer, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE and enter your password.


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