3 Ways To Secure Computer While Working Remote

05.14.2020 | Soliton Blog

man looking at tablet. tips for protecting your computers from hackers

The problem is that internet security is a tricky topic. For every legitimate program and feature, there's a virus or a hacker trying to get someone's personal information or money.

This has led many people to wonder which security programs are legitimate. What are some other ways to protect your computer while working remote?

  1. Choose a Good Browser

One of the best forms of browser protection is using the right browser. In some cases, the best browser will be the one that comes installed on the computer.

Apple computers usually come with Safari, computers equipped with Windows 10 usually include Microsoft Edge by default. Other computers often come with Google Chrome.

These are all great browsers, but among these choices, probably the most secure is Google Chrome. The base version tends to be secure, but you can add extensions for additional protection. That’s when instability begins.

Keep in mind that not all Chrome extensions are good. Some of them have glaring flaws. Some VPNs, short for virtual private networks, can leak DNS, domain name system, information and endanger privacy.

Furthermore, too many extensions can cause your computer to be slower and less efficient, so use them sparingly.

  1. Software Updates

There are a lot of ways to keep away hackers, viruses and other threats, but one of the best is with software updates. With many things, software tends to age, which affects its performance over time. Updates are a way to fix some of the issues that a program has so that it doesn't need to be replaced as soon.

Anti-virus software and other security measures are among the features that get consistently updated. When somebody figures out how to bypass a security system, the developers are ready for it, examining and fixing the software to be able to handle the new threat.

  1. Private Browsing

Every type of browser out there comes with a private browsing option. Chrome calls it incognito mode, while most others just call it private browsing. Private browsing functions the same as normal browsing except that it doesn't save passwords and other data. This isn't a guaranteed way to stop threats, but it's an extra layer of security.

The most common hacking technique is to get access to a computer and use its data to gather information. With private browsing, this information is no longer there, so traditional hacking won't work.

Some programs, such as firewalls, will keep your information, but those are much harder to get into.

Secure Protection and How to Get it

If you use the internet, browser protection is a must. If you work remote, securing your computer is essential. We've mentioned a few of the ways to keep your computer secure, but there are more out there. These trying times have affected us all. We can help you create a secure environment with no fuss, with our Soliton SecureDesktop.