It is a known fact that any device connected to the internet can become an attack vector without appropriate security measures. A personal computer used without proper security measures can be used as a means or target for various attacks.
A personal computer could be attacked by viruses, trojans, keyloggers and sometimes by real hackers. This may result in data theft, data loss, personal information disclosure, stealing of credentials like passwords etc. So, secure your personal computer before it is compromised.
It is necessary that certain basic security measures are taken for safe use of desktop/laptop. Let us look into basic security measures that can ensure safety of our devices to give us a better digital experience.
Physical Security Measures for a Desktop/Laptop
Physical security for the safety of the personal computers is necessary to maintain computers in proper condition, prevent damages and improve efficiency.
Some of the basic measures like regular cleaning, organizing power cables, setting BIOS password, switching off the computer when not in use go a long way in improving efficiency and longevity of digital devices.
Senior citizens can set up a BIOS password to prevent unauthorized access to their personal computers.
Data Security measures for a Desktop/Laptop
Data security refers to the protection of data from unauthorized access, use, change, disclosure and destruction.
There are different types of data security measures such as data backup, encryption and antivirus software which will ensure the security of your sensitive data.
Senior citizens should ensure antivirus software from a trusted website and install the same on devices to ensure data security
Ergonomics of Desktop/Laptop use
While working on computers, children should ensure they use a desk and chair that helps them sit in an upright position. The position should be such that the head and neck are upright and in-line with the torso and not bent down or tilted back.
Senior citizens should set their monitors at a distance that is comfortable to read the text on the screen without leaning forward
Hygienic Practices while using a Desktop/Laptop
While using personal computers, one should ensure to follow certain practices that can help
safeguard digital devices from possible physical damages due to careless handling. These practices can help ensure efficiency of the device and improve its life.
While using personal computers senior citizens should keep them away from wet places; they may also ensure to use screen guards and protective covers to ensure protection of the device. Charging laptops sufficiently before use helps smooth usage and avoids strain on battery.
Ensure using protective screen guard and covers for digital devices for safety
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