Security is of paramount importance to us. Everything we do is online and simple mistakes like forgetting to log out properly could cost us 1000 of dollars. Here, Yuri talks about our security policies.
1. Mac computers
Make sure your security settings for in-built antivirus software are setup for regular updates, suspicious installation blocking and regular checks.
- Click on the Apple icon found in the top left corner of your screen and then on System Preferences.
- Open the App Store.
- Lastly, ensure that the tick boxes next to ALL the update options are checked, as seen in the image below.
See the screenshot:
Use additional antivirus software. The 2 most effective free ones are:
2. Windows computers
You must have additional antivirus software installed. The software should run automatic virus database updates. You need to run full system scan once a month.
Here are some free and good options:
3. Using computers and smartphones in places with public WiFi
Use VPN (Virtual Private Network) – it will protect the data you transfer over those networks.
Not to overwhelm you with options, there is one service that fits ALL devices:
Bandwidth is limited, but you don’t work from public WIFi all the time. So use it when you need it only.
Note: using your cell phone provider mobile network is pretty much safe and you shouldn’t worry much about VPN.
- Do not use SAME passwords for more than one service i.e. your email and FB account.
- Use strong passwords, which means minimum 8 characters having at least one cap letter, and number, and symbol.
- Do not use common words like “Password123” or “QWERTY123456” etc.
- Change passwords every 90 days.
- Store your passwords in a secure place, best service is LastPass
If you have any questions about security, please contact Yuri (firstname.lastname@example.org).