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3 Tips to Keep Data Safe on Microsoft Surface

In case you lose precious data, when your system crash or when Surface was hacked, this article describes a few tips on how you can better protect data and information on your Microsoft Surface.

Tip 1: Set a strong password to lock your MS Surface

Passwords provide the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your Surface. Password ensure people cannot gain access to your device without knowing the tricks. The stronger password you have set for, your tablet will be protected better from hackers and virus software.

1. Set strong password to lock your tablet.

You can refer to how to set strong passwords.

2. Set different password for each account.

Protect sensitive data with strong passwords and change passwords on a regular basis. Especially, for social media and online payment account, when trading online, it recommends using Online Banking to pay.

The best ways to protect yourself from online security disasters is that don't use the same password for each account, which in case that someone discovers your password for one account, all of your other accounts will be vulnerable.

Every single online account you use, from banking to Facebook to e-mail, should all have a different password that is long and random.

If you feel you must write down your password in order to remember it, keep it in a safe place. Instead of writing, you can use a password manager to encrypt and store them online. For example: LastPass.

3. Encrypt important files or information.

Encryption helps block hackers from getting the files then protecting your personal and business information. So you can use file encryption tools to encrypt your data before sending, storing, or sharing it. Such tools are WinZip, BitLocker.


It is the world's leading Windows zip utility for file compression, encryption, with WinZip's military-grade encryption, it can secure confidential files well. Ways to encrypt files by WinZip see: How do you encrypt files in a Zip file with WinZip?


It can help protect data on fixed data drives by encrypting the contents of the drive. You can use To Go BitLocker to protect your data in the event the computer is lost or stolen. BitLocker protects your hard drive from offline attack. It mainly used to solve a problem of data loss caused by stealing or loss of computer equipment. How to encrypt your Surface refer to How to Back up Windows 10 System using BitLocker.

Tip 2: Regularly backups your personal data

Set up an effective backup procedure, so you can recover your data if the worst happens. It recommends two ways to back up on Surface: use OneDrive or File History. If your hard disk stops working or your files are accidentally erased, backup and restore operations in Windows help protect your data.

See: How to Back up Your Personal Data in Windows 10.

Tip 3: Protect Your PC from Internet Threats

1. Don't store sensitive data on your device.

Don't store data on removable flash cards because it's easier to steal data that can crack your passcode and decrypt it, then get access to your precious bytes. So some information is better and safer stored in your own data vault, the brain.

2. Use all the security features on your device.

Surface security features include a built-in firewall, automatic updates, and an anti-malware solution, just go to make the best use of them.

  • Use anti-virus software and update regularly, use official software.
  • Turn on firewall to protect the device from virus and spyware.
  • Don't open unknown emails as they may contain viruses.

3. Securing your router and protecting the SSID.

4. Use public Wi-Fi safely, surf in a secure website avoids phishing scams.