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Security Tips
Top 10 Small Business Secuirty Tips
  1. 1. Make sure your computer has a complex password on it including capitals, lower case, numbers and special characters.
  2. 2. Making sure you have a router with a password on and up to date firmware.
  3. 3. Install a hardware firewall and ensure you keep it up to date and configure it correctly.
  4. 4. Making sure the computer has some form of antivirus and anti-malware on, to protect from infections.
  5. 5. Make sure your computer is fully updated and patched with the latest ones as old ones might have vulnerabilities that hackers can use.
  6. 6. Make sure you uninstall old versions of software such as java and adobe as these can become insecure and make it easy for people to get in.
  7. 7. Become more tech aware, educate users to only run things they are expecting.
  8. 8. Have a reliable offsite backup solution
  9. 9. Make sure you have an IT Policy in place incase a situation needs court action or disciplinary actions.
  10. 10. Have all sensitive equipment I.e. servers and routers and switches locked away.
Top 10 Facebook Security Tips
  1. 1. Think about who you have added as a friend.
  2. 2. Check your privacy settings.
  3. 3. Make sure your computer has a complex password on it including capitals, lower case, numbers and special characters.
  4. 4. Be mindful of where you sign in from.
  5. 5. Be careful what you post or say.
  6. 6. If you use any mobile devices make sure they're protected.
  7. 7. Monitor activity that looks suspicious.
  8. 8. Configure login alerts under settings.
  9. 9. Configure login approvals under settings.
  10. 10. Protect yourself from friend's applications.
Top 10 Twitter Security Tips
  1. 1. Make sure your computer has a complex password on it including capitals, lower case, numbers and special characters.
  2. 2. Configure login verification for your account.
  3. 3. Never post private information or disclose your location.
  4. 4. Check what applications have access to your twitter account.
  5. 5. Don't forget to log out of your account.
  6. 6. Watch where you access your account from.
  7. 7. Keep your browser and device patched and virus free.
  8. 8. Make sure you're on the real twitter website.
  9. 9. Make use of the block lists on twitter.
  10. 10. Turn Photo tagging off.
Top 10 Home User Security Tips
  1. 1. Make sure your devices have passwords on them.
  2. 2. Making sure you have a router with a password on and up to date firmware.
  3. 3. Make sure you have a backup of sensitive information.
  4. 4. Protect information whenever on the internet or using email.
  5. 5. Never install or download unknown programs or applications.
  6. 6. Resist curiosity when on the internet.
  7. 7. Configure windows firewall.
  8. 8. Keep your device and all applications patched and upto date.
  9. 9. Avoid Pirate websites.
  10. 10. If travelling use secure Wi-Fi points.

The Register