15. Protect your computer and data
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For many people, computers and other “smart” devices have become an integral part of their lives. Even if you aren’t totally dependent on them, the failure of one or more of them would be at least inconvenient.
The power of modern laptops and tablets means that you can carry your information with you and easily access it for work or play. But mobile devices are more susceptible to being lost or stolen than the clunky desktop computer you abandoned, and if that happens, you could lose valuable information, and it might be misused by others.
Modern computers are reasonably ...