Omni-Solutions Tech-Trick #1045
Today’s “Tech-Tricks” of the day is all about device security. The internet is a wonderful tool and free access to information is what we as users demand and I believe we have a right to, but there is also a dark side to the internet. Working at one of the biggest technology security companies in the world, Symantec Corp., I was able to glean trends that came and went from the years I spent working there. We would see virus outbreaks travel from one end of the globe to the other in a single day and did everything we could to help people who were desperately needing data security for business.
One of the things we noticed was that Microsoft bad reputation and all was working with us very openly about preventing these “outbreaks” of infectious code that were exploiting weaknesses in Windows XP systems across the world. So they decided to upgrade their security posture. Systems around today are much more less likely to be “attacked” thanks to https technology known as SSL, and because Microsoft learned from Apple and Linux systems to protect the main system kernel from users on a case by case basis.
This means that without the Admin password, even you the owner cant damage certain parts of the system and this is what malicious code was doing, replacing or destroying your system files.
Today Windows is much more robust that it ever was but people have the feeling that it got simpler or “dumber” due to Microsoft’s interface being prepped for tablet and phone devices. The fonts are bigger, bigger solid color icons all designed for the smaller devices even though the OS itself is much more resistant to attacks actually hurting the system to a point that your personal data can never be retrieved.
After all is said and done I will leave you with this piece of advice to thwart any future attacks; keep your system’s Windows Updates current, make absolutely sure that your antivirus software is current and payed for, and back up your personal data on external drives or on cloud offsite backups such as Dropbox. These simple three security “holy trinity” as I call them will minimize any kind of problem you may have weather it is a security attack or a simple hard drive failure. If you ensure to keep those three important options healthy, your personal data and cost to fix your device will be very minimized.
And if you need any help with the “holy trinity” security tech that’s so important, please give us a call. We are happy to help!!