In a society with programmed laziness it’s the stated norm to point on others for your personal job. Today let’s focus on your computer and what you do in daily routine.
At first let’s have a light on passwords, because you need them on so many places and normally to use your computer and unlock the screensaver. Did you know that the intent for a screensaver is first hand to prevent other people to peek at your data? So the screensaver blank out your work, block manipulation and ask for permission to work on. I know that most people switched this off, by their laziness. So back to passwords what is a lazy term, in normal you will use the name of your cat pinky for all password questions, because that is easy to remind.
Normally such password is used then on every account you have, to support hackers benefit to celebrate xmas if they know you cats name. Hey does your cat wear a a tiny plate with the name on it? Today it’s much more interesting for hackers to steal your identity instead of shopping something from your accounts. They need only your cat’s name to have it all……
But back to your computer, there you use a password to start a session within you can work. In your family other members who use the same computer, truly use the same session password, because you only have one cat……
Yes now i hear you scream, ‘but we have nothing to hide’ what is a pretty mind programmed term in most heads.
We can look at windows 10, but the most people already know that it record all spoken word with a connected microphone and record all pressed keys and send that to microsoft. For now keep in mind that passwords should be long enough, at least 8 signs and have numbers, chars and smybols with uppercase and lowercase in it. All accounts shall have different passwords with complex passwords.
User sessions arose from old Unix concepts, to define classes of access and seal your privacy against user session from others on the same machine. Today windows has cloned this concept in a bad way, most is unreal and only emulated. Within user session you have all permissions to work with a computer, not to demolish the system integrity, to install software and to peek in other peoples personal data. Today the data of such session is most encrypted and locked away if the user ends his session for someone else to work on the same machine.
So you have clear at hand why you should use user accounts on your computer, it’s given to improve your quality and integrity to use it. Short question: If your user session does not permit software installation, how can a malware install on your system?
Now we can widen the spectrum, what you have learned can used on your blog the same way. The session with permission to select the theme and describe the form is the blog admin. His password is critical and should have highest security you can use, while someone to write blog post can do this with user permission under restrictions.
Today you may laugh about, but in companies they have cars with user permissions and accounts. They record for every driver the driven distance, so none can blame the other drivers for speed tickets. These cars wont drive without account and permission, you will see that in few years on all cars.
Hope you got some points and try to figure your opportunities out for yourself, to make not the world but at first your environment a bit better.