The Rules For Using Public Computers

While it seems like everyone has access to a computer these days that is not exactly true. While computers are more affordable than ever there are still people who cannot afford to get one. Or they do not have the space to have one at home. But thanks to the fact that there are computers everywhere it is still easy for people who do not have access to a computer to use one. There are several different places for people like this to go.


If you really need to use a computer for a long time you can go to your local library to use one. As a matter of fact thousands of people do this every day. Some people only use the library computers to check their email while other people use the library computers to do serious work. If they do not go to the library computer then they might go to a computer that is available in one of the many computer kiosks that are around. It really depends on what city or country you are in whether there are going to be a lot of computer kiosk for you to use. They are more popular in some places than in others. And some people even use computers that are in stores to do a quick email or Facebook check. If you go to any of the Apple stores that are out there you will see people doing this all of the time.

No matter where you go to use the computer and no matter what you are doing on the computer, you have to remember to be safe. And the safety issue is more prevalent when you are on a public computer because of the many people who use it each day. Once you leave the computer, and if you do not handle everything correctly, then anyone can get your information.

So when you are using a public computer make sure you follow these few simple rules. Make sure that you log out on every web site that you logged in at. If you do not then you are inviting people to use your account. Another rule is that when you are on the computer you should not visit any sensitive web sites. This means that you should not do any banking or stock trading on a public computer. If you follow these few rules then you should have a safe computing experience.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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