Healthy Computing encompasses computer-related health and safety as well as proactive measures to protect your computer.
- Microsoft’s Healthy Computer Guide
- Saving passwords on your computer may be convenient, but it also opens up your computer to vulnerabilities, including identity theft. Reduce your risks by following these step-by-step instructions
- Mac: Keychain
- Windows: Credentials – Remove stored passwords, certificates, and credentials
- Never share passwords, your social security number, date-of-birth, or other personal information through email
- Ask yourself if sharing personal information on social networking sites with your 327 “friends” is really the safest thing for you to do – do you really want all of them, and their 418 “friends”, to know you are on vacation and your house is empty?
- That sweepstakes or free gift you just won that sounds too good to be true, could arrive with a price tag of a trojan horse, computer virus, or other form of malware when you enter your contact information
Malware (viruses, spyware…)
Viruses, worms, trojan horses, etc. are malware, short for malicious programs, that can damage or disable your computer, damage information on your computer, slow down the Internet, and use your computer to spread itself to your friends, family, co-workers, and the rest of the web. Learn more at Protecting your computer from malware.