When I started this photo blog back in 2007 (jeez, it has been over five and half year!) I relied on an old computer and a very slow internet connection. To keep on blogging and uploading pictures from Northern Norway I had to keep my computer and internet connection somewhat safe. Since I have been growing up with computers and have good knowledge of what parts of the internet that is dangerous I have never had any trouble with my own computers, and kept my information secure from harm.
But several times I have had to help out friends and family that have messed up their PC’s. They often fill up their machines with idiotic tool bars and malware that makes your computer slow, and might put their PC in the risk of getting hacked. When you first are infested it can be a bit hard to get rid of all the naughty programs so I try to give out advice so they do not become victims again.
If you are not careful you can very easily become a victim of internet crime and get hacked or worse. A bit of common sense keeps you a long way from getting hurt, but it helps to have some protective software installed like an anti-virus program and a good firewall. I also keep back-ups of my photo collection both online and on separate disks, in case of a hard disk crash or software failure. A good back-up solution should be a golden rule for all important information that you do not want to lose. The hard part about back-ups is to remember to back up your new information. I’m not so good at that