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

Discussion in 'General Security' started by mr_electrician, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. mr_electrician

    mr_electrician Thread Starter

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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)
     
  2. MikeSwim07

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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.
     
  4. Nesjemannen

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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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