6 tips to keep your computer safe from hackers
1. Update your software
Hackers are always looking for weak spots in your computer, smartphone or tablet. Fortunately software companies like Microsoft use software updates to stay one step ahead of hackers’ latest tricks. These updates close the weak spots to protect your devices and your personal information. They can also improve your device’s speed and performance.
So next time a software update reminder pops up, let it do its thing!
Good to know
The Microsoft’ Advanced Threat Protection software that’s built in to Windows 10 will be available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 from mid-2018. This lets Microsoft customers add the best possible protection to their current software.
2. Remember to update on time
It’s important to install updates as soon as they’re released. This minimises the time that hackers have to find and exploit weaknesses in your devices.
The longer you leave a weak spot open, the more opportunity you give hackers to damage your device or steal your information.
3. Update automatically
The easiest way to keep your software up-to-date is to select ‘Install Updates Automatically’ in your settings. We recommend you do this.