Laptop Design Flaws: Security Issues

The great convenience of a laptop is that you can take it anywhere and still use it as long as you have an internet connection.

One of the biggest security concerns with laptops is that people take them anywhere and still use them,

even though their internet connection may not be secure.

There are certainly other security issues with laptops,

one of which being bloatware, or programs that take up far more computing space and power than they should. 

Bloatware often comes preloaded onto your laptop by the manufacturer,

and in some cases these programs have harbored malware that compromised the computer’s security right from the start.

The Problem:

There are several different security issues that are unique to laptops, but the main one is definitely Public WiFi.

Antivirus programs for laptops may not address issues such as the ones public WiFi presents and this is partly because some manufacturers fail to guard against all possible vulnerabilities before putting out their products in order to save money.

A lot of laptops have built-in vulnerabilities right from the factory,

so users have to contend with that as well as any mistakes they may make themselves.

Security Issues The Solution:

The best thing you can do to protect your laptop from malware, viruses, and hacking, is to do your research before you buy.

Make sure that the model you are about to purchase is not one that is known to have preloaded malware

and install a good quality antivirus program immediately after buying it.

When you are using public WiFi you should always have your firewall enabled. 

Never allow your computer to connect automatically to any public network, as enabling this feature can prompt your computer to

automatically connect to a network without your knowledge or permission, and that is never a good idea.

A VPN is also a good way to protect your computer when using public WiFi,

as it automatically encrypts the data so nothing can be read by malware.