How to Avoid Tech Mistakes

Tech Mistakes

Technology is a powerful and mass tool that can used to simplify lives. Moreover, proper usage of Technology not only enhances productivity but also efficiency. Even though Technology can simplify things, it can be a destination for frustration and headaches. If you are not careful, you will be cheated. In this article, we will examine few topics to avoid tech mistakes.

Backup: The first step is to backup the data on a regular basis. If you had captured backup of data, then you will be able to recover data in case of a hardware failure, software crash, and natural disaster. You can backup data either to your portable hard drive or cloud storage providers like Onedrive, MEGA, pCloud, and much more. You can capture backup of your computer using free software apps.

Updated Software: You should install the latest version of the operating system and other apps installed on the system. The software update comprises security patches, which can protect devices from viruses, malware, spyware, and ransomware. You will be notified when the software update is made available.

Strong Passwords: The main point to note is you should make use of strong passwords with a combination of alphanumeric characters. You should not reuse the old passwords again. An ideal password combination is a mixture of lowercase and uppercase alphabets, numbers, symbols, and much more.

Careful Clicking: You should be careful when you click on links. There is a great possibility that phishing emails and malicious websites infect your devices with malware and spyware. You should make sure to click on links from trusted sources.

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Beware of scammers: With the rapid growth of technology, there is a huge rise in scammers. You should be vigilant not to reveal any crucial information about your financial details. Banks have made it clear that they will never ask for credentials like PIN either via email or phone. You should also not respond to fake WhatsApp messages since there will be a huge trap.

Antivirus & Firewall: While a firewall can protect devices from unauthorized access, antivirus software protect your gadgets and devices from viruses, malware, and spyware.

Privacy: You should take adequate steps based on your surroundings to protect your privacy when you work with devices in public places. You should never use public Wi-Fi connections to access crucial personal, financial, and sensitive information.

Timely Breaks: You should ideally take breaks once in 20 to 30 minutes if you work with electronic devices for an extended time. This will prevent eye strain, headaches, and other health-related problems. You can make use of smartwatches and fitness trackers to activate sedentary reminders.

You should follow the above tips if you would like to protect your devices and data. You can avoid tech mistakes that prove to be costly. The above tips also apply to mobile devices. With 80% of work being done via mobile, it’s important to protect your smartphone devices by creating a protective shield. Do you have any tips to share? Provide your answers as comments below.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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