Using your computer safely isn’t all about ergonomics.
You have to be careful not to risk the damage that can come from being hacked, phished, contaminated by viruses, or having your personal information stolen. Here’s how:
- Protect your computer. Do your homework on the best antivirus software for your system. Install a strong firewall to prevent intruders from getting access to your computer. Keep track of the latest security patches to deal with vulnerabilities you may not be aware of right now. And back up your hard drive so you won’t lose everything in an emergency.
- Protect your information. Limit the amount of personal data you share with any Web site, particularly financial information like credit card or Social Security numbers. Read the privacy policies of sites you visit frequently to find out what they do with the information they gather. Avoid file-sharing online—viruses and spyware can easily sneak onto your hard drive. And use common sense when working at a public computer (in the library, for example): Don’t let the computer save your logon information, and clear your browsing history before you leave.
Some insurance policies provide coverage for Identity Theft. Contact us today for further information.