An easy way to create good passwords is to create a kind of phrase, for example, switches all A’s out with 9’s, and I’m with question marks. You can make a rule for yourself that, for example, the last letter is always large, so the word Alligator will look like this: 9ll?. But don’t use the rule we’ve just described, make your own! You can also deliberately make “strange” spelling mistakes in your passwords, making them harder to break for a hacker. From the website you can come up with the best deal.
Back up your data
Make a continuous backup of your documents, mail, pictures, and other files. This will help you to lose data if your computer, tablet, or phone is stolen, lost, or broken. Use backup systems from a credible supplier.
Protect your personal data
Scammers are constantly trying to detach your confidential data. They send an email with a link that pretends to lead you to your bank or to tax phishing. If you click on the link and fill in the information, they end up with the fraudsters. When you enter personal data on a web page, for example, your social security number, you must ensure that the domain is correct, for example, www.skat.dk and not www.dk-skatt.dk. Also, make sure that the webpage encrypts your information, which it does when the URL in the browser starts with “https” instead of “http.” Your bank, payment service providers, and public authorities should not send you emails with links you need to click on.
Beware of removable media
USB keys, CDs, and portable hard drives can be infected with malicious programs. It’s best to avoid using them if they come from a computer you don’t know. Only use foreign removable media if you have good control of your computer’s security.
Use your common sense and ask for help if in doubt
If you receive an email or see a web ad with an offer that sounds too good to be true, your suspicion is probably justified. Use your judgment to sort out the fraudsters. Also, think about it before sharing information with the outside world via social networks. Consider how unauthorized people can abuse what they share. Do not forward links and documents that you cannot vouch for. Ask for help from someone who knows more than you do if you are in doubt.
Do not send information about your use of the computer
Microsoft says they can improve your user experience if you send user information back to Microsoft. Therefore, they recommend full access. There are three levels of how many usage data you send to Microsoft. Consider changing the setting to “default.” That way, Microsoft does not have access to data on how to use your computer, which apps you use the most, and how long you use different functions on your computer. You adjust the settings under the menu item “Feedback and diagnosis.”
Want to share files with others?
Updates to Windows correct errors, and as a Windows user, you are used to regular updates. With Windows 10, Microsoft has introduced a new way to get the updates downloaded. Previously, you downloaded directly from Microsoft, but by default Windows 10 uses a peer-to-peer connection. This means that other users download the update from you just as you have downloaded it from other private users.