Happy Computer Security Day 2017!

Since 1988, each year on November 30th, everyone honors International Computer Security Day! Ok, maybe not everyone, but they should. Although there are no happy times for cyber security in general, you should still celebrate your computer’s anniversary!

No need to buy a cake and blow out candles, just take a moment (actually, roughly around 5 minutes) to make sure your device enjoys optimum security. Because if your computer is safe, you and all your precious data will be safe as well.

So, take advantage of the significance of this day and simply follow some useful tips on computer security and digital privacy:

  1. Keep your computer safe from any possible virus or hack

Sadly, hacks, data breaches and online crimes have started to occur more frequently that anyone would expect. No one can guarantee you full proof of these situations, but some computer security risks can be avoided.

Here are some signals that your computer warns you about whenever it suffers a form of infection.

  1. Don’t fall for online scams

Computer scams are thriving these days and sometimes they may stay unnoticed for quite a while. Some are so sneaky that would trick even experienced computer security experts.

Find out how you can protect from some common online scams.

  1. Safeguard your money better than a bank

When we say data, we mean all your personal information, including financial details. Regardless how rare or frequent you use online banking or online shopping and reveal card or any money-related details, you are a possible victim of an online crime. The worst kind: where you can end up moneyless or suffer an identity theft.

So here is how to keep your money safe.

  1. Don’t expose personal details of your family online

It’s ok to be selfish from time to time but not when it comes to online privacy. You need to learn to secure your data but it’s also important to protect your family and friends’ data as well. How? By simply not displaying photos of them or disclosing any information online without their consent.

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  1. Educate your kids on digital privacy

Kids these days use tech devices and go online early on, starting from around 5 or 6 years old. Since you can’t always control them, you can at least educate them and explain all the possible digital risks.

  1. Students, keep all your records and data safe!

Students use different types of online platforms on a daily basis. Whether it’s research databases, online courses websites and many others, they are most times not up to date with all the digital threats that may occur. Check some safety tips for students.

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About the author

Dana Vioreanu
Dana Vioreanu

Even though her degree is in Sociology, which technically has nothing to do with writing, all her previous jobs implied working for websites, taking care of content and writing articles.
By the way, if you’re interested in studying abroad, feel free to ask her a few pointers, because for about two years and a half, she learned almost everything there is to know about international studies.

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