Currently, one of the major obstacles remaining to be resolved for the creators of the operating systems both in tablets and smartphones, is security and privacy failures. On previous occasions I discussed that Android has received criticism from thousands of users all over the world to feel vulnerable to the possibility that dozens of harmful elements, can enter into their devices and wreak havoc. The great weight of the Green robot software is a risk factor very attractive for hackers. However, the platform created by the Mountain View isn’t the only one who can expose the threats of cyber-criminals.
But for many, Windows 10 is a benchmark in terms of protection, the truth is that it also has some vulnerabilities that can generate bad experiences of use. Already is from the companies to the use data personal of them users, or by them own creators of malware, the interface created by Microsoft also must overcome a series of setbacks to get a greater host between the public not only professional, but also domestic. Then we give a series of Tips that can be useful to improve Security when using an operating system that in its day, was a leader in other media such as computers.
1 disables all the collection of information
Currently, the applications both of Android as of Windows 10, acquire data personal about those users at the time of download them. On the other hand, the display of content via sites like Youtube or the use of the same apps, generates a series of information that is mainly used by companies for advertising. If we like to keep our privacy, from the platform of the Redmond can control what we offer and what not. To do this, just go to “settings” and a time within, to “Privacy“. In this last submenu will find a tab called “General” that gives the option of enable or disable features as the shipping to Microsoft of aspects as the way in which wrote on them screens.
2 Add a PIN code
Passwords and patterns can be very useful to protect the contents we keep on devices provided they are made. In Windows 10, can add protection additional to both with the creation of codes PIN of 4 digits that there will be that introduce everytime is start the session. To activate it, we must enter in the menu “home” and to “configuration“. There you will find an icon called “Accounts” which will give access to another called “logon options” in which we can create more keys.
3. list of applications
As mentioned above, installed apps may collect personal data to be sent to third parties. This can mean a major vulnerability in terms of privacy and in many cases, the data not only personal are saved and used by the creators of the platforms, they end up in the hands of companies and institutions of all kinds. A common remedy both Android and Windows is the deletion of all the tools installed. In the case of the 10 version of the platform of the Redmond, we can go further and take greater control in the software. In the address bar, type the command “Shell:AppsFolder“, which will give us access to all applications and will allow us to modify them.
4 that no one knows where you are and what you do
Continue in the field of the application. In addition to personal information, some require the operation of elements included in the own tablet like the camera to run at 100%. Accessing once more to the “Start” menu and then “configuration” and “Privacy” tabs, you can disable lenses when using tools and to remove other features such as location, microphones and even information collected by Cortana and the disqualification of others as the dictation. On the other hand, is also the possibility of eliminating the timing and options to display contacts.
5. know that Cortana can hear you?
Finally, just with a function linked to the audio that mentioned in the paragraph above. The personal assistant of Windows 10 sometimes can be more intelligent account and collect everything we are talking about while we are not issuing any order to Cortana. Accessing to “configuration” and deploying them options related with this tool, can silence them tickets of voice and to the same time, control some patterns that make Hibernate to Cortana and that it disabled when the tablet or computer in question are loading is or blocked.
While we find significant improvements in the operating systems most used in the world, the truth is that these advances can be a double-edged weapon which, although they seem to benefit the public at first, in the long run may have negative consequences for the users, since they can be in the hands of many companies and organizations. You think that with these tips is can get a greater protection and minimize the exposure to all them risks? Believe that never will be possible find a protection complete by the own interest of the creators of the software by not guarantee it? Have available more information related as for example, the pros and cons of them permissions granted to them apps so can say you same.
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