Security Week at Techerator

bitlocker_featOctober is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Techerator is participating by running a week-long series of computer and internet security related articles.  We’ll be posting tips and guides about safely using your computer, avoiding viruses/malware, recommended antivirus programs, and what to do when you’ve been infected.

Check out our special National Cybersecurity Awareness Month series as well as all of our security-related articles.

We encourage you to participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by following these important tips:

  1. Make sure you have antivirus software installed and keep it up-to-date.  The best way to keep your antivirus software current is to set it to automatically install updates.
  2. Keep your operating system up-to-date.  When Windows, Mac, or Linux notifies you that an update is available, apply it as soon as possible.
  3. Make backups of your important files.  Copy any important pictures, videos, and documents to an external hard drive or a CD/DVD, and keep a backup schedule.

Have any tips for computer or internet security?  Share them with us in the comments!