15 Tech Tips during COVID-19

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Covid-19 has changed all our lives. Below are listed 15 tech tips during COVID-19.

1. Keep your devices clean

One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from coronavirus is to regularly clean your devices. Your phone, tablet, laptop and other electronic devices can harbor all sorts of bacteria and viruses, so it’s important to keep them clean.

There are a few different ways you can clean your devices. You can use a microfiber cloth dampened with water or alcohol to wipe down your device. You can also use wipes designed specifically for electronics. Just be sure not to use anything too abrasive on your screen.

2. Avoid sharing devices

If possible, try to avoid sharing devices with others. If you must a device, make sure to clean it thoroughly before you use it.

3. Use a screen protector

If you’re especially worried about getting coronavirus from your electronic devices, you can protect your screen with a screen protector. Screen protectors can help keep your device from getting scratched or damaged, and they can also help to keep bacteria and viruses from spreading.

4. Keep your device updated

Make sure to keep your device up-to-date with the latest software updates. These updates often include security patches that can help protect your device from viruses and other malware.

5. Use a VPN

If you’re using public Wi-Fi, you may want to consider using a VPN to protect your data. VPNs encrypt your data and can help to keep your information safe from hackers.

6. Be careful what you click on

Be careful about what you click on when you’re using your device. Be suspicious of email attachments and links, even if they come from someone you know. And never click on pop-ups or ads, as these can often be malicious.

7. Back up your data

Make sure to regularly back up your data in case your device is lost or stolen. This way, you won’t have to worry about losing important files or photos.

8. Use a secure password

Always use a strong password to protect your device and accounts. A strong password should be at least 8 characters long and include a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.

9. Keep your software up to date

Make sure to keep your operating system and other software up to date. Software updates often include security improvements that can help protect your device from hacking.

10. Be aware of scams

There are many scams that target people who use technology. Be aware of these so you don’t fall victim to them. For example, there are fake tech support scams where someone will call you pretending to be from a company like Microsoft or Apple. They’ll claim there’s a problem with your computer and try to get you to give them remote access or money. Hang up on these calls and never give out your personal information.

11. Install anti-virus software

It’s important to have anti-virus software installed on your device to help protect it from malware and other online threats. Anti-virus software can detect and remove malware from your device, as well as protect your device from future attacks.

12. Stay up to date on security threats

It’s important to stay up to date on the latest security threats so you can protect your device from them. You can do this by subscribing to security newsletters or following security blogs. If you ever get into trouble, ask one of technicians to help you.

13. Don’t reuse passwords

If you use the same password for multiple accounts, a hacker who gains access to one of your accounts will also have access to all of your other accounts. To prevent this from happening, use a different password for each of your online accounts.

14. Use two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security that requires you to enter both a password and a code that is sent to your phone in order to login to an account. This makes it much more difficult for hackers to gain access to your accounts, even if they have your password.

15. Avoid public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi networks are often unsecured and easy for hackers to access. If you need to use public Wi-Fi, be sure to connect to a VPN first.

Author:
I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...