How to protect your computer from unauthorised use
Use licensed software. Software purchased from untrustworthy sources could have virus or trojans that could corrupt your files and reveal your confidential data.
Protect your computer accounts with strong passwords
Update your computer with latest security patches for your operating system, browser and email client
Use anti-virus, anti-spyware and personal firewalls
Creating Safe and Secure PasswordsCreating Safe and Secure Passwords
Keep alphanumeric passwords that are at least 8 characters long.
You can use phrases in sentences such as "nature's wrath tsunami" to frame your passwords as they are easy to remember and difficult to crack.
Do not use dictionary-based words, your spouse’s name or your date of birth. These are easy to crack or guess.
Do not keep the same passwords for multiple accounts.Do not write down your passwords.Change your passwords once in every three months.