Richard Blech – Why You Need To Lock Down Computers at Home
The large majority of us now have home computers, laptops, tablets and other devices which we use for our internet use. Unfortunately however the majority of us are also incredibly lax when it comes to properly securing such devices from cybercrime. This is a very real threat which we all face and it is why Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels, is often seen speaking out about the lack of home security which we have for our computer use. If you aren’t sure why this is important, let’s take a look at some of the consequences of failure to have good security software solutions in place.
One of the most common cybercrimes is identity theft whereby someone gets into your computer, steals photos and key information about your personal details and then either uses them to create a new identity or sells it on to someone who can. This is a crime which could see your entire identity being used for a terrorist attack for example, a very worrying trend. This is just the tip of the iceberg, your personal information can be sued to open bank accounts, set up credit cards, in fact someone can create an entire life based on all of your personal information. To secure your personal information you have to make sure that you are looking down your computers.
In some cases hackers can use your computer to extract money from your bank account, straight into their own, alternatively they can run up huge bills on your credit cards. This information is very easy for hackers to obtain and it wouldn’t take long before they had access to such sensitive information. Given the fact that most of us manage our bank accounts and our credit cards online, these will be easy obtainable and could cost you a lot of money.
A virus can damage your computer beyond repair and if a strong enough virus is put on to your computer and you do not have any kind of protection, the virus can do enough damage that it cannot be reversed. there are all manner of viruses out there which you need to avoid and a solid piece of home security software will ensure that you are able to keep these viruses off your computer, avoiding any damage to the software or even the hardware of your computer.
We put locks on our doors and we put alarms on our homes and this is why you must ensure that you are investing in software for your computer. Home invasions may still happen but the chances are pretty low, when it comes to cyberattacks however the chances are very high and given the fact that someone will be able to hack you from miles away in the comfort of their own home with ease, it is yet another reason why you must invest in software that will keep you and your family protected.