Remote access can sometimes be harmful to your own PC’s security. Any access made on it can invite numerous threats and risks found outside of your network’s protection. Nevertheless, remote access can be an invaluable tool that helps you better your work and day-to-day functions. The following tips will help you secure your PC from using remote access.
Disable Remote Access When Not Needed - Remote access software should not be used 24/7. It should only be utilized when you need to remotely access your computer from a physically separate location. Make sure to disable this technology when not in use. This can mitigate the risks of inviting any unwanted access from outside the walls of your corporate network and possibly, avoid a potential security breach.
Use a Strong Password - Passwords are the simplest form of authentication. Having a poor password means opening the gates of your network’s security for a bunch of security risks and threats found online. On the other hand, the stronger your password, the more difficult it is for someone to force their way into your network or PC. Your password should contain the following characters:
Alphabets (both lower and upper case letters)
Numbers (i.e. 0-9)
Special characters such as punctuations and symbols
It is important to change your password regularly. Also, don’t recycle your passwords or use them for multiple accounts and purposes.
You can also use two-factor authentication or TFA to even strengthen your PC’s security and protection. The good thing about establishing TFA is that it combines two login components for a stronger authentication and authorization process. Since it uses two completely different login credentials, it will be harder for someone to gain access to your PC than having just one password or code.
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- Released: 03/19/2019
- Updated: 03/25/2019