Computer Safety

Camilla Greene

The Use of Passwords

How to Create a Strong Password

Your password should be at least 8 characters long. Try to strengthen the password by using an uppercase letter, a number, and a special character. Do not use your name or your pet's name as a part of the password. Hackers will usually try those things first.

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How to Protect Files

One way to protect it is to save it and send it in an encrypted format. Many software packages allow the user to encrypt sensitive and important information. Protecting a computer or file with a password is also important. This helps you prevent other people from opening your documents, workbooks, and presentations. You would not leave your car or home unlocked because it contains valuable contents. In the same way, you should password protect your files and your computer. This simple measure could save you valuable time money, and headaches.
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Common Sense Security Practices

Injuries at Work

Workplace accidents and injuries can be avoided if the worker is being careful. Workers have the responsibility to take care of their health and safety. You have to pay attention to the training you receive, especially when operating machinery. If you are not sure if what you're doing is right, ask for supervision so you don’t hurt yourself or others. Always wear protective clothing if your job requires it. Report all hazards and injuries to your supervisor. If you can’t remember the safety rules, ask a coworker to help you.


Being Comfortable at Work

To be comfortable where you work, you need correct ergonomics or the way you sit at your desk. First, push your hips back all the way so you don’t slump in your chair. Next, adjust the seat height so your feet are flat on the floor and your knees equal to your hip. Then put your chair back at a one hundred degrees angle to be alert while you are working. If you have an armrest, adjust it to where your shoulders relaxed. After following these instructions, you should be on your peak performance at your job.
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How to Protect Your Computure

Make Sure You do the Following

  1. Keep your software updated

  2. Don’t click on links within emails

  3. Use free antivirus software

  4. Back up your computer

  5. Use a strong password

  6. Use a firewall

  7. Cut down on downloads

  8. Use a pop-up blocker

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Removing Malware From Your Computer

Change your passwords

· Important accounts

· Banking

· Email

Once malware has access to your computer and starts going it has the ability to do dangerous things to your computer.


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Cleaning Up

The second step is cleaning and updating your software if it is needed.


Reinstall

After a virus, the damage can permanently disable software applications.


Scan for Viruses

After you reinstall your operating systems install the antivirus software if you don’t already have it.