In this post, I’m going to talk about bad computing habits I see every day. Because I’m a nice guy, I’m not going to ask you to raise your hand if you are guilty of any of them but I hope you’ll change your ways!
Always Searching For A Website That You Constantly Use
This is one of the bad computing habits that drives me crazy! Just this week, someone in Remote asked for help with getting their bank statement. When I asked them to go to their bank, they used a search engine to try to find the login page. They had no idea how dangerous this was. Unquestionably, you can easily be fooled in search results and find yourself on a scam page that “looks like” the site you want. This is especially a problem with financial websites. If you’re guilty of this, make sure to re-read my previous posts about bookmarks/favorites.
I covered this topic in two posts from April 2000. Start with the first post by clicking on the photo of the books above. Make sure you read the second post that follows that one. (You can find the link at the bottom of the first page. It’s marked “Part 2.”)
#2 In My List Of Bad Computing Habits
Hopefully, with the dawn of Passkeys and the slow demise of passwords, this bad habit will go away. In the meantime, another on my list is: using the same password for multiple sites.
Click on the “I will follow the rules” picture above, then look at the very first area of that post which is called “Password-Related Rules.” Be sure to study #1 on the list.
Deleting Spam/Junk Emails
We constantly get phone calls and emails asking us how people can eliminate junk (a.k.a. spam) emails. We always tell them that the first step is to make sure to do what I’ve outlined in a post from October 2021. Click on the photo below to review and see if you’re guilty!
Bad Computing Habits I See Every Day – Conclusion
I’d like to say that these three computing bad habits are the only ones I see. Unfortunately, that would be a lie. While there are more, this post is a good start. If you see yourself following any of these, please re-read my posts and change your ways! I promise you’ll be better off in the long run.