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How to Protect the Data on Your Computer from Falling into the Wrong Hands

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Many people like to keep the data on cloud storage these days. While cloud storage can provide you with continuous access to your data but there are plenty of downsides as well. Moreover, in these times of uncertainties as well as continuous hacking attempts, you have to go the extra mile in order to protect your data. Only once you are able to go the extra mile in order to protect your data, it would become easier for you to ensure that the data of your company or your personal data does not fall into the wrong hands. Moreover, many people just think that scanning their computer on a regular basis would ensure that the data does not fall into the wrong hands. This is not true at all. You have to take plenty of extra steps in order to close the loopholes which can lead to the leakage of the data.

We would share with you a few steps which you have to take in order to ensure that your data does not fall into the wrong hands.

1. Consistently changing the password of your cloud storage backup:
Instead of keeping the same password for your cloud storage accounts for a longer period of time, you have to consistently change the passwords. Moreover, if you are using multiple cloud storage services, you have to ensure that the password of each and every cloud storage service is also different.

Also, instead of keeping the data completely open in the cloud storage folders, it is a much better idea to use the password for different folders as well. Even though it can be a cumbersome task to input the password each and every time you are accessing these folders but this would ensure that even if the cloud storage service is compromised, it is difficult to access your data.

Moreover, you have to change the password of the email address which is associated with the cloud storage website as well. This would ensure that even if the hackers find the email associated with your cloud storage accounts, the password is pretty strong and it is changed pretty often so that they would not be able to hack your cloud storage account with the help of your email address as well.

2. Discarding the data carefully:
Even though many people do not pay attention to this step but whenever you are throwing away your old hard disk, you have to understand that the data on your old hard disk which has been erased can be recovered as well. That is why; you have to always ensure that instead of just discarding your hard drive, you have to opt for proper hard drive destruction . This would ensure that recovery of data from your hard drive is not possible at all.
You can hire a company like E-waste IT asset recycling Chicago in order to shred the hard drive. This would make it easier for you to make the data unrecoverable.

So, these days you have to go the extra mile in order to make sure that nobody is able to get access to your personal data at any point of time.


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