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4 BYOD security risks you should address

4 BYOD security risks you should address

In the 21st century, personal computing is with us wherever we go. This is all thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. These devices allow us to take work home with us. And, with bring your own device (BYOD) strategy, businesses have never been so productive.

Backing Up Your Data

Making regular backups of the important files on your computer means that even if disaster strikes you will have saved those crucial files.

Possible Options:

Burn CDs regularly of all your important files.
Get a second internal Hard Drive installed and copy important files to it.

Software Installation

Back Up before installing any new software, regardless of the source.

Scan all disks, CD-ROMs, and DVD-ROMs before using them in your computer. You never know if a nasty virus is lurking on a seemingly innocent disk.
Don’t install pirated software onto your computer.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Learning how to utilize short cut keys on your keyboard can save you time. Below are some common shorts you can use.

ALT+F4 - Close the active item, or quit the active program.

ALT+ TAB - Switch between the open items.

CTRL+ A – Select all.

Safe Surfing For Kids

At Real Computer Solutions, we believe Internet safety may be the single most overlooked factor by parents when it comes to the overall safety of their children. The Internet offers children of all ages vast opportunities for learning, constructive entertainment, and personal growth.

Email Safety

E-mail is one of the most common ways for computer viruses to spread. Use these tips to help protect you, your family and your company.

Be extremely cautious of opening any attachments from senders you do not recognize. Never open if the attachments are executable files (“. exe”, “.vbs”, and “.scr”) or a double file extension (such as “.txt.