- UPDATE! – keep Windows, Java, Adobe and Anti-virus up to date
- Don’t trust links in emails, even if from a friend
- Avoid downloading software, music, or games you don’t know
- Dont install anything from a website you don’t trust. Treat the Internet like the real world with lots of dark alleys you should keep clear of.
- Use secure passwords – a secure password should comprise of letters, in upper and lower case, plus numbers and/or other characters, like ! or $. Minimum password length is debateable, 8 is often the minimum requirement, but you should probably up that to at least 12. Avoid obvious ones like “password, letmein”, or a variation of your name, your dog or your house.
- Check that secure websites (where you provide sensitive information) have the prefix https: instead of http:
- Never give important login details to people who don’t need to know it.
- Get your kids their own computer and don’t let them on the one you use for banking / business
Give Adam a call on 01646 429233 if you are worried about your pc’s security.