In honor of spring – which we will see today in the northeast – I will be posting about spring cleaning.
Today, let’s discuss your passwords and computer.
Have you done these things lately (if not, now is a good time):
- Change your passwords – remember that they should be of strong strength and no two passwords should be the same. Worried that you will forget them, consider a password management system. If you are using a password management system, do a clean up. You should change your passwords often.
- Make sure your software is up to date, run updates. And while your at it, when was the last time you ran your virus protection / malware scans. If you can’t remember, then it’s time to do this now.
- No one likes to lose anything, do a back up today. Consider automatic back up both local and in a cloud. Many years ago, I had an office broken into and the computers were smashed as well as the local back ups (this was before clouds) were stolen. Luckily for me, my hard drive was recoverable after many weeks without the data and at a hefty price. I have learned from this experience, you should to.
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More next week on spring cleaning in honor of the season.