Not only is technology getting smarter, so are the people who use computers. In fact, you might even begin to wonder if children aren’t now being born with the ability to operate a computer because it seems as if this knowledge is “hard-wired” into their brain.
What makes this so scary, besides the fact that your five-year-old may know more about your computer than you do, is the fact that some users’ idea of utilizing advanced technology is solely for the purpose of getting around security measures. Unscrupulous people may even try to get around safety nets that come with operating systems such as Linux, which sometimes comes installed on computers.
In many cases, users can download additional security programs that scan for adware, spyware, and viruses. Many of these programs are available for free. Just make sure you select a security program that has an impeccable reputation. Otherwise, you could unwittingly download a dangerous file when you thought you were getting added security measures.
Each time changes are made to a computer, whether it is the addition of hardware or software, or other functions, there are opportunities for security breaches to occur. This is why those who create operating systems need to invent programs that can monitor their systems.
Good security programs provide intrusion detection information as soon as a possible problem surfaces. In addition, security software that can monitor plug-ins and other parts that are added to computers can also be a tremendous asset.
Operating systems designers can only do so much with their security measures, however. It is up to you to utilize different tips and tricks to keep your computer secure. Some of these can include changing passwords often, guarding your passwords, especially if you have to write them down each time until you have memorized them, and monitoring the people who use your computer.