Computer Security On Business and Personal Levels

computer-securityComputer security is one of the key highlights that we talk about here at Saint Joseph Web.  We want our readers to be well informed of the most current knowledge in terms of keeping your computer safe and happy.  That means keeping all of your data out of the hands of people who would seek to use it for ill purposes.  There are always new things to learn about security because there are always criminals who are coming up with new ways to exploit the system and steal data.  It’s quite a huge problem and one that doesn’t really get solved overnight.

However if you can keep abreast of all the latest things going on you can do reasonably well in terms of protecting your personal data.  Here are some tips to go by:

1.) Ensure that you’re always backed up

If you’re always backing up your data then you can worry less about whether or not a virus will cripple your system.  This goes for physical malfunctions as well.  There are a myriad of different things that will cause your data to be lost to the ether, and you’ll really wish that you had a good backup strategy in place.  This will also protect you from one of the worst types of malware: ransomware.

2.)  That brings us to number two: ensure that you have a few security programs running at all times.  If you have at least an antivirus software program running and you have a spyware removal program in your back pocket, you should be just fine.  The best spyware removal software programs are Spyhunter and Malwarebytes.  Bill Gordon of We Hate Malware said, “Probably the best ones I’ve come across is Malwarebytes and Spyhunter, two of the safest malware protection programs on the market.”   He’s a security blogger who has been in the field for several years.

3.) Instruct employees not to browse “dangerous” internet neighborhoods.  This means that you need to ensure that you’re not browsing adult, gambling, and other strange areas of the internet.  It’s well known that these areas of the ‘net are notorious for drive by malware installations and other bad stuff.  So just don’t do it.  If you really need to browse an adult site, then you should get a separate cheap netbook for the purpose.  Don’t do it on the same computer that you do your banking or business – don’t mix.

4.) Stay up to date.  Read blogs like this, or WIRED Threat Level blog.  It’s actually kind of fun in a James Bond type of way.  These blogs will keep you abreast of the latest in terms of security threats as well as tips on how to avoid getting the latest ransomware or virus.

5.) Always update your software.  If there’s a browser update that needs doing, drop everything and DO IT.  Same goes for software and other things.  99% of the time these updates are there to fix gaping security holes, and if you leave it till later then you’re putting yourself at risk!  Don’t do it!