Trying to secure any type of situation can be a problem that takes a lot of brain work. It does not matter if you are at home or if you are at work, making sure that something is secure will be time consuming and cost a little bit of imagination. When people first get a taste of home computing, they do not know all of the risk that it will entail. All they see if the fun that they will have surfing the internet or they see all of the work they will be able to do now a lot easier than before. But when you get a computer home you have to think more about how you are get everything set up right and less about how you are going to use it. Once you have everything set up correctly then you can go about using anyway that you want to.
And this goes for if you have the computer at home or if you have it at work. When you are at work, you might not be in charge of the security of the computers that are being used there. But you are in charge of the workstation that you are using and you should try to make sure that you are being safe while you are using it. When you are at home there is a little more work for you to do to make sure that you are safe. There is no else there to set it for you. So you have to take the time and read the instructions to make sure that the security of your home system is set up right.
But a lot of people do not like to do this because they think that it is complicated. So they will take the computer and start to use it right out of the box. And you would think that only people who are new to computers would do something like this. But that is not true. There are a lot of people who have had plenty of computer experience in the past that will get a new machine and not set it up securely. That is a serious case of the “it will not happen to me” mentality.
There is a good reason why people avoid the experience of securing their system and it is not all because they are lazy. When it comes to setting up all of the proper security on a new computer, there can be a lot of hassles that you have to deal with. This was especially true in the early years of computers had access to the internet and there are a lot of people who remember that experience. They do not want to go through it again so instead they take the risk of being hacked by some black hat hacker. But believe it or not, while there is still a minor hassle in making sure your system is secure, it is a lot easier than it was in the past. The people who make the software and the hardware have heard the complaints and they have listened to them. They have tried their best to make the process as easy as possible but to a lot people the process can still be a little overwhelming.
When you have a computer and you need to set it up to be secure, do not think about how hard it is going to be to do this. You should really think about the benefits you will find in being able to surf the internet without being hacked in some way. That is worth a couple of hours of your time.