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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: Mar 18, 2020

Fundamental Household Security Tip

Hackers tend to focus on low hanging fruit and U.S. households with children, especially teenagers are considered low hanging fruit.

If they can silently access your computer, they can start gathering sensitive information that is very valuable in the Internet’s underworld.

They also know that it’s much more likely that a child or teen will download something that looks like a game, video or program that has a malicious payload.

Why do they target your kids in order to get to you?

They know that so many households share a computer and often have a single profile that everyone in the family uses. All they have to do is trick one person and they have access to everyone.

Now that you know this, it’s time to make a change!

It’s imperative that you create separate user profiles for you and your children, so you can limit the capabilities of your children’s user profile.

This is one of those fundamental security steps that you shouldn’t skip, so if you need help getting it set up, ask someone that you trust that’s a techie!