Computer Security Day – what does a safe computer mean?
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Over 30 years ago Computer Security Day was established. Nowadays, it can be said that cybersecurity is both better and… worse. Software, operating systems are usually well protected, and it’s also a blessing for us that they are regularly updated. Microsoft has introduced a stricter upgrade distribution model in Windows 10, it’s more appropriate from the security point of view. Google in Android provides monthly security patches. iOS, on the other hand, is a completely different league: there, updates are available immediately on authorized equipment from Apple.
However, today, in addition to computers, we must also be careful with mobile phones, tablets and even IoT devices. Today we focus mainly on computers, whose security is still very important. And importantly, there is much we can do to change our daily habits.
That’s why days like Computer Security Day were established
Every year on November 30th we celebrate Computer Security Day – it is a perfect moment to remind about the most important rules of working with a computer in the context of security. Many cyber security experts believe that man is the weakest link and most often he is to blame for breaking security. Just look at the reports of IT companies that condemn the worst passwords used by users: combinations such as “password”, “passwords”, “passwords”, “12345” are still used – we do not have to explain that they are definitely a bad idea.
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Many of the omissions in the context of cyber security are due to ignorance: So November 30th is the Computer Security Day when we can share our knowledge with others. Perhaps this will save at least a few computer users from the infection they would cause if they were completely unaware of any rules for working with equipment such as PCs.
What shouldn’t you be doing on your computer?
Cybercriminals are very keen to use old methods to gain unauthorized access to someone else’s accounts: above all, it is not worth opening attachments from unreliable senders. If you don’t know the person who writes to you, never try to run any files from a suspicious source.
The same applies to the programs we found on suspicious websites. If the website you are using seems to be “strange”, it is better not to download any files from there.