Ben had a mishap with a lost laptop on a train.
In today’s digital age, laptops have become an essential part of our lives. We use them for work, entertainment, and communication, making them an indispensable tool for many of us. However, laptops can be easily lost or stolen, especially when traveling, which can result in the loss of valuable data and personal information. To prevent such incidents from happening, there are several precautions that you can take to protect your laptop and data.
The first precaution is to use encryption to protect the data on your laptop. Encryption is the process of converting data into a code that cannot be read by unauthorised individuals. By encrypting your data, you can ensure that even if your laptop is lost or stolen, your data remains secure.
Another important precaution is to use a password manager to create and manage strong and unique passwords for all your online accounts. Password managers generate complex passwords that are difficult to guess or hack, reducing the likelihood of someone gaining access to your accounts. Additionally, using a password manager reduces the risk of forgetting a password and having to reset it, which can be a hassle.
Backing up your data regularly is also crucial when traveling with a laptop. Losing a laptop can mean losing important files and documents. Backing up can be done using cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, or by using an external hard drive. By backing up your data, you can ensure that even if your laptop is lost or stolen, your important files are still accessible.
Watch Ben’s video explaining what happened and how he resolved the issue.