It is very important that you protect your home computer with the latest antivirus, antimalware, and other security tools that are available. One of the most common incidents in technology is when two devices are connected to the same network they tend to share information. That is the way of technology and networking. Along with the good information that can be shared among two computers there is always a chance that any devices connected to your home can spread negative information to your work computers.
Networking Computers: The Pros and Cons
Here is an example: You bring home a work computer to work from home on a snowy Pennsylvania day. You have a home computer, but haven’t kept it quite up to date. Now you run a risk that your home computer might contain something dangerous that could spread to your work computer by being on the same network.
Now all situations are different, but it does not hurt to take precautions to protect your home, work, and other devices.
Don’t Break the Bank
Since it is the holiday season and you probably spent a lot on gifts for the family here are some free resources to get started on the road of computer protection for at home:
Both of these programs are available for Mac and PC platforms. One common myth is Mac’s cannot get infected; however, they can in different ways from Windows-based computers.
We are Here for You
As always Kahnnect IT, LLC is available for your Information Technologies needs. Should you want to request a free consultation about protecting your home or business computers give us a call today.
The Kahnnect IT Team