Tips to protect your devices from viruses
The technology that is available to us today is incredible and in near constant use. With all this use come many opportunities for malicious acts. There are harmful viruses and malware that are designed to trick us into giving access to files and sensitive information which can be detrimental to someone’s career or business. There are many ways to protect yourself and your devices to reduce the risk of falling victim to a scam.
Most tech manufacturers provide regular software updates to phones, computers and laptops in order to maintain the device’s key operations. Some of these updates ask for user permission and others update automatically. Software updates often include protection to keep from any viruses that hackers have recently been creating. Keep your devices updated and you will reduce your chances of one of your devices being low-hanging fruit.
There are a variety of options when looking at antivirus software. Having it or not could be the difference between one a failed attack and gaining access to your information. Virus software works in different ways. It may thwart an attack and block information being sent from your device or it may simply delete malicious files before they can do harm.
There are ways that we can protect ourselves when working on daily tasks. Always use a strong and random password for log-ins and using different passwords for different sites. When receiving emails, be cautious of the address that it comes from. Many hackers will disguise as a name which closely resembles another known address on your end.
If you accidently click on anything and you then find out that it was a dangerous document, immediately close out and run a scan with your software protection. Do not plug in anything into the computer until you know its safe.
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