3 TIPS TO SECURE YOUR PC IN 2023
The world is changing. The internet of things, artificial intelligence, and other new technologies are reshaping our lives in bold ways. But it’s not just the technology that’s changing. It’s also how we protect ourselves and our information from being hacked or stolen. Cybercrime is a $1 trillion problem that affects all kinds of people—from CEOs to teenagers who want to goof off on social media without getting caught. The good news: there are plenty of steps you can take today to secure your PC and make sure your data remains safe from hackers and cybercriminals. We’ve put together some tips below for making sure your computer stays safe in 2023:
Antivirus software is not enough
Antivirus software is not enough.
Antivirus software helps protect your computer from viruses, worms, and other malware that can affect your computer’s performance and damage its files. But if you’re like most people who have a virus-free computer, it doesn’t mean much for security these days because most of the time, antivirus programs don’t catch them anyway. It’s more likely that you’ll get infected by visiting a website with malicious code embedded in it than by opening an email attachment sent from someone you know (or even an email).
Backup, backup & backup
- Back up your files.
- Back up your operating system.
- Back up your applications and programs.
Encrypt your data
Encryption is a way to protect the data on your computer. Encryption is used to secure files and folders, as well as personal data such as photos, videos and documents. The encryption tool you choose should be able to encrypt your entire drive or partition so that only you can access them in readable form, meaning no one else can read them without knowing the password used when encrypting each file or folder.
- Encrypting Data
Encrypting data means making sure it’s protected from unauthorized access by anyone who might want to spy on you (or worse). Some people use this feature for sensitive information like credit card numbers; others prefer using it for their most private files like photos and videos. Regardless of what type of information needs protecting from prying eyes—whether it’s business-related work materials or personal photos—encryption offers peace of mind knowing that no one else will ever get hold of those precious assets again unless they have access keys (which are usually kept secret).
SECURE YOUR PC
- Secure your PC. It’s not just important that you do this, but also that it’s done right. You’ll want to make sure that your computer is protected from viruses and other infections, as well as unauthorized access by hackers. Here are some tips on how to take care of your own personal computer:
- Change the passwords for all accounts (including email) regularly so they aren’t easy for anyone else in the world to crack into. This includes not just the main account password but also any secondary or tertiary accounts such as social media profiles or online shopping sites where someone might have access if they know what their username is (which would be fairly easy).
- Keep an eye out for suspicious activity on any device connected to your home network—this could include devices like game consoles, tablets/smartphones/laptops, etc., as well as laptops used at work; even if they’re just sitting idle in a corner somewhere! Anything worth protecting should be monitored closely since these types of electronic devices tend toward being hacked quite frequently nowadays due to there being so many people using them across different locations around town…and beyond 🙂
We hope these tips will help you keep your PC secure in the years to come. As we mentioned earlier, each of these tools has its own strengths and weaknesses; so it’s important that you use them all together. For example, while antivirus software alone will not protect your data if a hacker gets into your computer, encrypting it with BitLocker or another encryption tool gives you both an extra layer of protection against hackers as well as making sure no one can just copy over anything without knowing about it first!