Why you should stop using your Windows PC for email, Internet and Facebook

Keeping your Windows-based computer safe from hackers is no longer simply a matter of installing security software. You also have to be very careful about visiting bad websites that try to fool you into thinking they are legitimate. The most common threat to any computer is an unsuspecting user who clicks a poisoned link on a list of Google search results. The fact is, it can be challenging to decipher whether a result returned by your search engine is valid or fraudulent. If you’re not sure how to tell the difference, we recommend you stop using your computer to browse the Internet and check email. What? Did we just tell you not to use your computer anymore? Well, sort of.

Computer users who find themselves regularly infected with viruses, pop-ups, and other forms of malware should consider moving to an iPhone or iPad for email, social media activity, and other Internet-related tasks. That’s because iOS, the operating system that powers the iPad and iPhone, is much more “locked down” than Windows, Android and other alternative platforms. Therefore, delegating Internet activities to an iOS device, while continuing to rely upon your Windows computer for other productivity tasks (word processing, financial management, etc.) can dramatically lower your exposure to malware.

More on this subject here: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2845956/mobile-security/the-safest-computers-are-iphones-and-ipads.html

On December 28th, 2014, posted in: Helpful tips, Industry News by