Saturday, 20 July 2013

Protect your PC from Viruses & Hackers

secure your Computer How to Protect Your Computer From Hackers! 
Computer Security is extremely important for all computer users. Here is how to protect your computer against hackers and viruses. Now days everyone fears hackers and  all your computers, weather it be PCs, Laptops, or servers have to be secured and protected against attacks like Spyware,trojan horses,phishing,viruses,malware and hackers.

 Protect your Computers.

1 > Install Anti-Virus Software.
Make sure that your Computer has a resident  and up-to-date  AV running.
2 > Up to date Operating system.
Keep Your Operating system up to date with latest patches.
3> Java Security Issues
 If you have to use Java, make sure you are using the latest Java (at time of this post Java version(s): 7.0, 7u21),  not old versions of Java or running applet code that is not signed from a trusted Certificate Authority. More info on Java from Oracle.

4 > Install Anti-Spyware Software.
Use Anti-Spyware it protect from spyware,malware and trojan horses.
Already discussed in earlier posts. Malware Spyware - what is my best form of protection?

5 > Install Firewall Software.
Make sure the windows firewall is enabled  or Install a personal firewall and keep it up to date.In internet world there are many free firewall software out there.  Free Software Tools

6 > Scan Computer fortnightly.
Scan your Computer Hard Disk Weekly it will make better performance of Computer.

7 > Don’t Open Spam E-mail.
Don’t Open unknown E-mail or spam mail.

8 > Use Strong Passwords.
Use Strong password not use your birthdate,nickname or mobile number.
use alphabets,numbers and special symbols in your password.
Like GhU*&45H and also make it long.

9 > Secure Your Wi-Fi.
Secure your Wi-Fi connection with strong password. If your router supports  WPA / WPA2-PSK rather use that  as it has better encryption then WEP. The problem with WEP is not the bit length of the key but rather the simplistic math used to create it. WPA, WPA2 have better techniques and thus better security

10 > Don’t Use Dictionary words in your Passwords.
Never use Dictionary word in password.

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