How to safeguard our personal and financial data?

How do you safeguard your personal and financial data? Have you done a proper safeguards for your data? Nowadays, computer and internet are very common to everyone. We will rely on computer to save our personal data and using online financial services to do financial transactions such as online banking in order to safe time. Therefore, do you think the safeguards that you make are sufficient enough to protect your confidential data?

Below will be some suggestion ways for you to safeguard your data:

1. Password protect

-use a strong password or pass-phrase to protect your access data.

2. Install and update antispyware and antivirus programs

-install an antivirus program such as Symantec and Norton antivirus, AVG antivirus or other more in order to protect yourself against viruses and Trojan horses that may steal or modify the data on your own computer . In order for the well protection, you must must sure to keep your virus definitions up to date.

3. Install a firewall

-a firewall is a software program designed to allow good people in and keep bad people out. Most new computers come with firewalls integrated into their operating systems. If you have an older computer or using dial-up, you may need to buy a firewall separately and install it yourself.

4. Regularly scan your computer for spyware

-spyware or adware hidden in software programs may affect the performance of your computer and give attackers access to your data. Use a legitimate anti-spyware program to scan your computer and remove any of the infected files.

5. Avoid accessing financial information in public

-prevent form logging on to check your bank balance when working from a coffee shop that offers wireless access. Although the systems are convenient but we do not know how powerful their firewalls are.

Related links:

1.http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06-008.html

2.http://www.msisac.org/awareness/news/2007-03.cfm

3.http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/103893/Six-Ways-to-Safeguard-Your-Online-Assets

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~ by chinchoon87 on June 20, 2008.

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