The holidays were filled with lots of wonderful opportunities to take pictures. Then those photos were downloaded to computers with the thought they would be held for safekeeping. But are they really secure?
Many people were the happy recipients of new laptops or desktop computers that they are now happily using. Was a backup system also set up?
The Federal Trade Commission is encouraging consumers to begin the New Year taking precautions to protect those precious photographs and other digital property.
The FTC has released a short video on the importance of regularly backing up your computer and suggests that you do it at least once a week.
Visit OnGuardOnline.gov for more information on how to safely and securely navigate the Internet.
As the new year begins, plan ahead so you will be safe, not sorry.