We lock the door so that thieves do not break into our house, we install an alarm so that our car is not stolen, and if possible, we park it in the garage. So, how should we ensure the security of our personal computer, where we run all our digital information, banking and e-government business?
What Does Computer Mean?
In simple terms, computer; It is an electronic device that extracts all data (information), according to certain programs loaded, by using observable and arithmetic processors (0 and 1), costs, expendable, and that can be stored and retrieved in a convenient way.
There is a revolutionary difference between the first PCs made and the PCs today. Although the vulnerabilities in computer security have been strengthened, the methods of cyber attackers have also improved a lot.
What Should We Do to Secure Computer Security?
First of all, we must not forget that virus programs are also viruses. When we install these viruses on our computer, we give our computer more authority than we do. Some virus programs (eset nod32) allow us to delete only when we use it as a command manager to delete after installation.
1. We must do the updates properly.
2. Firewall always be turned on.
3. Use strong passwords
4. Safe software should be chosen
This list goes on like this. We should not confuse firewalls and virus programs. Since computer prices are high today, we prefer FreeDOS computers when purchasing computers and install pirated (cracked) operating systems. In simple terms, we ignore the most important thing when we are formatting: Did the person who published the pirated operating system add an open code (backdoor) to the software?
When we are buying a new computer, we pay attention to the features and rating of the computer. If a computer has feature points of 10, only if one of them is 7.5, that computer is as good as 7.5.
What is Computer and Network Security?
Network security is a term that describes tools, tactics and security policies designed to monitor, prevent and respond to unauthorized network attacks while protecting digital assets, including the network (internet) traffic.
The simplest way to network security is not to give our personal information to sites that we do not trust on the internet and not to be directed over links that come via e-mail (especially in the spam folder).
How Do You Get Information Security?
- Protect your personal data!
- Check your privacy and security settings!
- Think before clicking on links
- Beware of public Wi-Fi hotspots
- Do not download unknown apps
Remember, if a service is free, the fee is those who use that service.
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