Your PC isn’t only used to play games, surf the Internet, and watch YouTube videos. You also use your home computer to store files. In some cases, those files may contain sensitive and vital information.
If an unfortunate event occurs, such as the loss or theft of your PC, you won’t struggle much to watch YouTube videos or play games on a new computer purchased to replace the other one. However, if you haven’t protected your old PC properly, then the sensitive files on the old system could be compromised.
This means that unscrupulous individuals may have access to those files, and could use them for malicious purposes, such as identity theft. How can you ensure that your home computer files are as safe as possible? Here are five ideas. [Read more…]