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