Secure your Windows 10

Here are some recommendations to help you secure your Windows 10 device:

  1. Keep your operating system and software up to date: Make sure to regularly update your operating system and all installed software to the latest version. This helps to fix known vulnerabilities and improve security.

  2. Use a strong and unique password: Choose a strong and unique password for your Windows 10 account, and use a password manager to store it securely. Avoid using easily guessable passwords such as “123456” or “password”.

  3. Enable two-factor authentication: Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security by requiring you to enter a second form of authentication in addition to your password. This can be a code sent to your phone via SMS, a notification from a security app, or a biometric factor such as a fingerprint or facial recognition.

  4. Enable Windows Hello: Windows Hello is a feature that allows you to log in to your Windows 10 device using facial recognition, fingerprint scanning, or a PIN. It adds an extra layer of security and makes it more difficult for unauthorized users to access your device.

  5. Use a firewall: Enable the built-in firewall in Windows 10 to block unauthorized access and protect against network-based attacks.

  6. Use antivirus software: Install antivirus software on your Windows 10 device to protect against malware and other threats. Make sure to keep the antivirus software up to date to ensure it can detect the latest threats.

  7. Enable BitLocker: BitLocker is a feature that allows you to encrypt the data on your device to protect it from unauthorized access. Enable BitLocker to help protect your data if your device is lost or stolen.

  8. Be cautious when opening emails and downloading files: Be careful when opening emails and downloading files from the internet, as these are common vectors for malware and other threats. If you receive an email from an unknown sender or a suspicious link, do not open it.

  9. Use a security-focused browser: Use a browser that is focused on security, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, to help protect against online threats.