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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Nov 11, 2016

Think Like A Hacker

One way to better protect yourself online is to take a different tact from the norm is to think like a hacker.

Your personal info is extremely valuable on the black market, so they’re constantly looking for ways to sneak into your computer by tricking users.

Hackers figured out long ago that one of the best ways to get to your information is through your children.

Enticing children and teens to download free games, screensavers, music, movies or programs that generally cost hundreds of dollars is how they are sneaking malicious programs into your computer.

A big reason that this method is so effective is because you use the same computer and user profile as your children with full administrative rights.

If this is how your home computer is being used, I’d highly recommend you make some changes immediately.

You should setup a completely separate sign-in account for your children and limiting their rights, which will go a long way to protecting everyone in the house.

The steps for doing this is different for each operating system, so If you aren’t sure how to do this, get some help from someone technical…it’s too important to let go.