data security

How to keep your documents safely online


Days are gone when we used to store data in files. Technology brought to us computers where we can store data and important documents. It is a paperless world. It is a safe and simple way of data storage. But, there came an issue of hackers. We cannot say that your data will be 100% safe on your computer. There are things known as viruses and malware. They are produced by hackers who want to access your data. Cases of big companies losing important documents and money online are on the rise. How then do you ensure that your documents are safe on your computer? Read on.

Back up

backup devices, micro SDThis is the number one strategy to keep your data safe. Do not only rely on the computer. Transfer it to a removable hard disk, a CD or back them up on your Gmail. You can transfer the same to a friend’s computer unless the details are confidential. Let us take an example of a college thesis. Students have had their computers collapse on the due date. To avoid such, you can have your research project backed up on a disk, your Gmail or a friend’s computer. This way you will be safe in case of anything.

 

Authorized sites

If you are buying stuff online, it is recommended that you only visit authorized sites. Remember here; you will have to enter your details like credit card details and PayPal passwords. Scam sites will take note of your details and steal from you. Research widely before trusting a site with personal information. The above details will help you keep your documents and personal, details safe. You cannot risk the frustrations one goes through after losing data or important documents.

Passwords

passwords, securityPasswords act as a key to your details. A strong password should include, numbers, letters, and symbols. It should not be easy to guess and must be easy to remember. Never use your names or id numbers as passwords, hackers can easily guess that. As it is always said, your password is your secret. Many people make a mistake of using the same passwords to all their accounts. In case hackers crack it, you will lose everything. Try to use different passwords for different accounts. When online, you will always get prompts to save the password, it sounds a good deal that your passwords will not be forgotten but serves as a major risk.