Computers have been around for quite some time, the new technologies are constantly changing the way we are able to communicate with each other. And not only because of hardware evolution, there has been a rise in the software development as well, making everything seamlessly easier and efficient. Updating a computer is only part of the complex ecosystem that makes up our computers, for there are many other things that can also keep us in a safe environment.
- Harddrive Safety – A harddrive is where all of your information is stored, and there are many for intruders to access your HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and all of it starts with what you download. Try not to download anything from an unknown developer, meaning someone that has no credibility or reputation. In some cases you may need an offline computer that never connects to the internet to keep important information.
- Updating Automatically – For windows and any other security tools, one of the best being Microsoft Security Essentials, you want to make sure that the updates download automatically. It may be annoying at first, but you can also change the settings to download when you please. In this way you will never worry about a security-hole again, and with offline computing; updating is not as important and not always necessary.
- Public Computer at Home – One thing that you can do is purchase a refurbished (or new if money is no problem) desktop or laptop from a trusted site and wipe the harddrive (HDD) to browse anything and everything you want. Call it a public computer that is a sandbox to your internet, just something that is used to download anything and connect to everything.