Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
We give quick, one minute tech tips each weekday! Join us on a radio station near you as we talk tech. It's Tech Tips for Non-Tech People! You can post questions on our Facebook page anytime!

Original Air Date: Mar 4, 2016

Security Tip: Use Separate Profiles

Download MP3

Download the MP3

One the best ways to protect yourself when it comes to just about all your technology is to stop and think like a hacker.

Social engineering tactics are most commonly used to trick users because it’s a lot easier than trying to break elaborate security systems.

One thing that hackers figured out long ago was that one of the easiest ways to get to your valuable personal info and passwords is through your kids.

Kids, especially teenagers, are always looking for ways to download things for free from the Internet, whether it’s the latest song, movie, ebook or expensive program or game.

The reason this approach is so effective is because so many households allow kids to share the same computer and the same profile as mom and dad.

This usually means that everyone has full administrative access to everything on the computer, so if this is how things are setup at your home, it’s time for a change.

You should set up separate user accounts for your kids and make sure you limit the rights of that account to minimize what can be done if they are fooled.

This tip is really important, so if you don’t know how to get it done, ask someone technical to give you a hand as every OS has different steps.