Tech Tips: Preventing a creepy coworker from accessing personal information

It is essential to protect your computer and laptop from unauthorized access. It is also important to create a password if more than one person uses the computer. This acts as the first line defense against unauthorized access to your data. Your laptop/desktop will be more protected against malware if your password is strong. It is easy to set a password for a Windows machine. This article will show you how to set up a password for your Windows computer and protect your data from unwelcome people.

How to save your data and set passwords on the desktop

Step 1. Open the Start Menu located at the bottom.

Step 2: Next, open the Settings app.

Step 3: Click on the Accounts tab.

Step 4: Look under the Accounts tab for sign-in opportunities.

Step 5: The next step is to see the Add option under the Password section.

Step 6: Click on the “Add” button. Windows will let you set a new password or add a hint.

Step 7: Enter the desired password in the New Password field, then enter it again in the Re-enter Password box.

Step 8: Enter a hint into the Password Hint box. This hint will be used to notify you if your password is mistyped. In case your password is lost, it’s a good idea to write something similar that you will be able to recall. Remember not to show the password hint.

Step 9: Next, click the Next button at the bottom of the screen.

Step 10: Click on the Finish button to save your password.

Last but not least, use strong passwords that include two distinct words and numbers. This will help protect you from any password-cracking software that’ll simply scan through a dictionary or a list common names.