You probably heard at least several news stories about hackers attacking some big names. There was the CIA, the Sony Playstation Network (which had to shut down for over a month and dropped 24 percent in the markets), among many others; and now it seems that the next target might be Apple. Mobile security has always been a pretty big deal, but it seems that lately it's becoming a movement. Although you may not be the CEO of a major corporation (or maybe you are!) you should still be concerned about the security of your own mobile devices. Facebook is always trying to sneak one by its users by making its default browsing non-safe, on purpose (check if you have "http" (unsafe) instead of "https" (safe) when you access the site -- the setting can be changed in your Account options); with an ever-increasing number of mobile connection choices available to you, choose to protect yourself and your information by stepping up your mobile security.
Although the average user doesn't have much in common with the targets of the big-name hackers -- Lulzsec and Anonymous -- we should remember that smaller guys are out there, too; they may not be on the same vindictive mission that these guys are, but these stories remind me every day that I should keep a close eye on my laptop's security.
At the very least, my main concern is my information -- documents, pictures, files and such that I have all over my hard drive. Having Notebak installed gives me the confidence to just sit back, relax and browse some internet. I know that if anything happens -- like some strange hack or losing my computer, I can retrieve my info via my online account (from any other computer), and that I can always delete the info on my laptop if I want to -- and hey, who doesn't have that file or two? Having Notebak installed gives me some peace of mind when I read the news.
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