How to Protect Your Computer and Other Consumer Devices against Damage from Hacking

You may have read some of the reports lately where home appliances have been abused by hackers in order to attack certain web service providers. This is quite amazing because let’s just imagine how much computing power exist with all the devices that nowadays half a Michael process a built-in. Let’s just think of all these devices all of a sudden way to attack a specific target, there would be severe consequences.

Also, note that many hackers attack personal computers in order to extract information such as passwords. But how can you protect yourself against such an attack? First of all, I recommend installing a good anti-spy software. These programs are fairly sophisticated in detecting threats. If you have very sensitive documents that you want to protect then I recommend to keep them on the computer which is separate from the Internet. There is no protection better than physical separation from any sort of network device.

However, when transferring data from and to such device, keep in mind that hackers also are able to place software on a USB …

How to Improve the Performance of Your Computer

Computers often slow down over time and should be tweaked in order to have the same speed as when you purchased them. One of the main reasons for computers slowing down over time is that the hard drive which stores most of the files of your PC will get cluttered over time. As a result, it takes more and more time to retrieve a specific file. I don’t generally recommend re-fragmenting hard drive because most likely this will cause loss of data. However, if you do have a backup life then you can make a copy of your original drive onto a backup drive. When copying files, they are usually written sequentially on to the backup drive and therefore the backup drive should be faster than the original drive. However, keep in mind that you have to install the operating system onto the new drive.

The best way to optimize speed is to reinstall the operating system onto a new hard drive. Once finished, you can copy all the files and settings from the original drive on to the …