Personal Info on a computer. Is it safe????

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mr_electrician

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Hello, this is a question to the security experts......is it a bad idea to save all your personal info, as well as scanned copies of your bills, receipts, invoices, and any other item that contains personal information and account numbers. I am thinking about saving all this to a computer so I don't have so much hard copies taking up space. I do have 2 hard drives on the computer. I only use one of them, so is it posible to hide the other one so if I were intruded, it would not be seen. Would an external hard drive be a better idea? What about software? I do have Norton with anti virus and internet security. Thanks to those who share thier knowledge.:) (y)
 
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I would probably save it to en external drive because some malware could get onto your computer and possibly send that back.
 

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There's risk in everything. Don't overthink technological risk and disregard other risks. If there was a fire, flood, tornado, break in, etc, what would happen to the paper copies of receipts?

With data stored on computers, always have a backup.
 
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I would have saved the information on an external harddrive, yes
BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU DON'T NEED TO SCAN IT FOR VIRUSES etc. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE!
 
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