Your laptop is a treasure trove of personal and sensitive information—make sure it’s as secure as it can be. Now both Windows and macOS make it easy to lock down your laptop and stop unwelcome visitors from getting into your files. Make sure you schedule time for your operating system to protect your data.
Set your user account
Even if you’re the only one who uses your laptop, make sure you have your own user account set up, not only to avoid the kids from messing up your browser bookmarks when they want to play games, but also to prevent anyone else from physically accessing your device. Even if your laptop is stolen, if it has a password-protected user account, the thief won’t be able to do much more than reset it and wipe the data.
Back-up your data
You risk losing your locally stored data when a hard disk fails or your laptop is re-formatted due to a virus or other technical issue. The best thing you can do to prevent such a situation is to back-up of your data on an external hard disk, other storage device, or to the cloud.
Keep a safe distance from suspect websites
Familiarize yourself with the privacy settings available in your browser, and enable safe browsing features such as warnings and tracker protection. You can also protect your computer from unfamiliar pop-up sites and advertisements by installing an ad blocker. Finally, never give out your personal information to unknown persons or sources such as foreign shipping companies notifying you of shipments or invoices.
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