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Safeguard your laptop from data theft with these tips

We save most of personal and important data online. It’s either on the laptop or in e-mails. Fraudsters and scammers are also aware of this fact, which is why it is of utmost importance to protect your sensitive data through these tips.

Change passwords frequently

The most obvious and easiest way to safeguard your data is to use an alphanumeric password with at least 1 special character. However, make sure to change your password once every month so that in case of data theft, it will be rendered useless after 30 days.

Use 2-step verification

Let’s face it, hackers can get through even the most obscure of passwords. Hence, use the 2-step authentication process wherever you can so that if someone does try to login in your account, you are notified immediately.

Utilize VPN

Where there is free internet, there will be snoopers trying to breach your laptop security. VPN or virtual private network will save you from such is a safe way to access free internet in public places.


Encrypting personal files is one of the easiest ways to protect them. And using Windows EFS or any other multi-purpose software for the same will also help with backup and other perks.


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