Now the price of laptops getting cheaper, and can be said to have entered the "homes of ordinary people." In the company and other units in use is also increasing. Enjoying the convenience it brings, we should pay attention to security issues. Whether from the perspective of hardware or software, and data from the perspective of protecting the security of your books are things to be. Especially from the perspective of data, loss of the cost of laptops may take more than books. This article will describe can take to protect your notebook 9 measures that can be used for your protection in any comprehensive plan adopted, although you may not all use, but I recommend a better or more comprehensive.
Measures 1: encrypt an entire hard drive
Our notebooks are often stored in a large amount of confidential information, if accidentally lost books, that our sensitive information will also be exposed. However, if you use the whole disk encryption technology, such as Seagate to the ASI to provide encrypted laptop hard drive, you need not to worry about.
If you use the Windows Vista operating system, may wish to consider using Vista's BitLocker drive encryption software. If you are using Windows XP or another operating system, you can use a large number of third-party market, the whole disk encryption products. Although you can use the Encrypting File System (EFS) to achieve similar goals, but the whole disk encryption can provide better protection.
Measure 2: Install anti-virus and anti-spyware software
China's Kingsoft and Rising, like other software vendors offer anti-virus and anti-spyware functions, than a simple anti-virus software to provide more comprehensive protection. In recent years, spyware has caused harm to businesses than the peak of the virus is worse than. Many spyware to a user's system, designed to install keyloggers and other monitoring software, which aims to gain access to private information. Since laptops often leave the company's network firewall protection, so more vulnerable to spyware attacks.
Measures 3: Lock your computer (in hardware or software)
Sometimes, the company's staff will temporarily leave their notebooks for some time, their computer may be in the office, hotel or home. Then the computer contains sensitive data can easily be stolen. If you travel with one, I suggest you consider using a security cable and lock (such as Kingston's safety lock / cable combination). While this does not guarantee stolen books, but it could make some discourage thieves.
Measures 4: Install tracking software
You might think of how to find his lost love machine back, in order to achieve this goal should be to install a tracking software that can track the location of the computer. Now, the most notebook computer tracking software is installed to the hard disk can not be detected on a position, so the software can not be removed from the system.
This way, every time your computer is connected to the Internet, tracking software will report to the recovery software vendors, manufacturers will track the physical location of books and inform the relevant bodies. According to foreign experience, the hardware in many cases actually be able to find. However, even if the hardware look back, the user whether the data should also be concerned about the damage.
Some tracking software also includes additional features such as remote from the notebook computer, delete the message, so if you have sensitive information on your computer, this feature may become a crucial part. Rely on this feature, we can fall in the sensitive data in the hands of evil before its deletion.
Measures 5: Install a software firewall
Software firewall protection system is a great help. This software will block harmful data communications outside the computer. As mentioned earlier, notebook computers are often taken outside the company, which means loss of protection from the corporate firewall. If you use just outside a secure wireless network, install a firewall prevents you from attack.
Measures 6: Keep updated
Sometimes a software patch is indeed a laborious task, but maintaining the latest software, it is extremely important security measures. Timely patches to correct flaws that can lead to exploitable bugs. Users may wish to implement a number of automated systems such as Microsoft, WSUS, etc. (use the wsus service allows your operating system without going abroad, the system will be able to timely access to the latest patch, save you considerable traffic costs.), Configure your laptop it can be updated immediately when the computer patch available.
Measures 7: Use strong passwords
I have been in the "network manager in the world," the magazine issued a "strong passwords easy" in the Linux system introduced in the method to achieve strong password. Password protection of resource security has been the most common method, including laptops. Or, as noted earlier, because laptops often taken outdoors, so use a strong password security to reduce risk to the local account has become more important. Must let all the accounts have been properly protected, in particular, the local administrator account.
Measures 8: careful use of wireless networks
The use of wireless networks is now more extensive. Wireless services with their insecurity, that is located within the notebook computer may be any person you see, do and type of all. Obviously, this is very bad. This case, the user should try to connect to the company's VPN service, and through a wireless connection to operate. The adoption of the appropriate VPN, the user's notebook computer and communications between the companies on encrypted. If information security is a key issue, users can only use WPA or WPA2 security through secure wireless network. Although this is not a perfect solution, but better than using only WEP is better.
Measures 9: Disable unnecessary Windows services to users
Notebook computer running Windows services each represent an opportunity for computer attacks, especially in a particular port listening service. To further protect a regular roaming laptops, disable any unnecessary services is a good way.
No measure of good medicine is absolutely safe and secret. However, if you wish, wish for your books to buy an insurance policy. So that even if lost, you can use a computer.