Physical access to your personal computer needs attention. If there is unauthorized access at home or away (e.g. your personal computer is stolen), the thieves can search the data on the hard drive (permanent storage) for personal information. So, follow guidance on creating strong passwords (and sometimes pin numbers) on your personal computer’s login screen.
In addition, set your personal computer to lock after a short time of inactivity. Close the lid of your laptop whenever leaving it. If there is realistic, ongoing risk of theft, the Prey application should be installed in advance to facilitate recovery.
FOR FURTHER READING:
CyberGuardian: a SecureTheVillage Guide for Residents is available on Amazon.
A complete Security Checklist is available: https://www.nerdsiview.com/security-checklist-2/
References for Village Residents are available at SECURE THE VILLAGE: https://securethevillage.org/residents