Computer Security

Experts Vs Non – Experts Top 5 Security Practises

Google asked two groups—experts and non-experts—what they do to stay safe online.

The non-experts provided some good answers (like using antivirus software), the experts placed certain items as much higher priority, as shown in the graphic.

The experts prioritised keeping your software up to date, and using two-factor authentication, two things that did not appear on the non-experts’ list.

Most importantly, however, the experts noted that strong passwords aren’t enough: you also need to use a different one for every account you have, which means you probably also need a password manager to keep them all straight.

More information can be found here :New research – Comparing how security experts and non-experts stay safe online

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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