When you’re watching a movie, playing a game or browsing online, you’re most likely using your computer speakers.
The speakers in many of your home computers and connected devices make it easy to hear your surroundings and make sure your computer doesn’t get hit by a malicious virus.
But it’s important to keep your computer safe and to avoid using your speakers to amplify a cyberattack.
The Cyber Security Alliance has compiled a list of cybersecurity tips to help you make sure you’re using your computers speakers to the best of your ability.1.
Consider the size and position of the speakers in your home2.
If you use a large or bulky monitor, you may be able to get away with using speakers that aren’t designed to withstand high-frequency noise.3.
Check out your speaker placement on your computer and decide if you need to use them to drown out the music or the volume.4.
Use a microphone to make sure the speakers are turned on, and if you’re connected to a wired network, consider changing the network settings to mute your speakers.5.
Use the built- in speakers to minimize the volume and adjust the volume for your speakers’ intended audience.6.
Try using headphones to minimize any distracting sounds, such as a background music.7.
Use your home theater to reduce the volume of the sound.8.
Consider using the built in speakers for music that’s not your preferred playlist.
If you use your speakers for video games or music, try using a smaller speaker or even using a dedicated microphone.
If the sound quality is too low, try changing the speakers settings.