Be careful when accessing your computer from afar (To go with Did you know you can access your computer from anywhere?)

February 1st, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Be careful when you access your computer over the Internet. Here are some safety tips:* Install file-sharing software carefully, so that you know what’s being shared.

* Person to person (P2P) file-sharing applications will, by default, share downloads in your “save” or “download” folder - unless you set it not to.

* You should also restrict users’ ability to write files to the file server.

* Limit guests or anonymous accounts sharing so none can upload files.

* Add a firewall; it will help you decrease the risk of someone accessing your computer illegally.

* Use anti virus software and update it regularly.

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