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  • Keep your computer up-to-date with the latest Microsoft patches.  Apple computers have updates too so make sure you are watching out for these.

  • Make sure your Anti-virus software is kept up to date with the latest updates.  There are free solutions on the internet, but generally the anti-virus software that you pay for is usually going to be more reliable.
  • Use firewalls on your local network to add another layer of protection for all devices that connect through the firewall.

  • Require a password to gain access.  Log off or lock your computer when not in use.

  • Use a cable lock to physically secure laptops when the device is stored in an untrusted location.