Security Practices for your PC

Security Practices for your PC

These days all we hear about is hacktivists bringing down sites and retrieved thousands of users data and individuals getting hacked and their personal data being revealed on the internet. With the growing world of cyber crimes, everyone is in danger of privacy and identity theft. So where does Security Practices begin?

Security Practices begins with your PC!

So what are those Security Practices?


Yes you guessed it right, the first and foremost form of security is  a Strong Password. Always secure your PC with a password that only you and persons you want to allow access know. A strong password generally contains  Alphanumeric characters with Special characters. Let’s take a look at an example,

AJx7S=ujaCw?yY4S – APPLE JACK xbox 7 SKYPE = usa jack apple COFFEE walmart ? yelp YELP 4 SKYPE

 You can generally frame such sentences which only you could remember thus making it secure. Do not use same password for all your devices and accounts.


Just a good password is not enough to secure your PC. Millions of viruses are created and spread in online and storage devices, you could feel I’m exaggerating with “Millions” but that is the truth. More and more wannabe hackers are creating viruses everyday. To fight all these viruses you need a very good Antivirus. An antivirus could protect you from malwares and adwares from the internet and USB devices. Some of the best antiviruses are,

Firewall and Security Updates

Firewall basically protects you from unauthorized access to your home network. Always enable your firewall, be it Windows or any Third-Party Firewall. Set your firewall preferences how you want it to secure your network and allow only trusted devices to connect your network.

Security Practices for your PC

Install Updates regularly

 Every day there is a new zero-day vulnerability( a bug in software that is unknown to the vendor and is exploited by the attackers before a fix is released by the vendor) found and exploited. For such vulnerabilities, software makers release security updates which should be updated in your PC regularly. Such updates could prevent your system being affected from serious vulnerabilities that could affect your security and privacy.


Trusted HTTPS Websites

Before you’re going to enter your password on any login page, make sure that you can see HTTPS instead of HTTP before the URL. HTTPS protocol implements SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and provides better security than a normal HTTP. Untrusted websites may contain malwares and adwares that can be downloaded with the content you are downloading and install in the background.

Log out of Sessions after use

Always log out of your social accounts after use of the account. Always uncheck the “Remember me”  or “Keep me signed in” check boxes while logging in to accounts and log out after using the account. With the increasing usage of social accounts, you pretty well know how much will be at stake even if one of your social account gets compromised. So make it a habit to logout of your browsers as and when your use of that account is over.

The above are few security practices that you could follow everyday to safeguard your PC. Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more updates.

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