Use a PIN to protect your Windows account

While you can opt for the convenience of having no security checks before logging into Windows, this leaves you vulnerable to anyone else walking up to the machine and looking at your data. This can be especially problematic if you live with other people who don’t need to see what’s on your computer. Adding a PIN to your Windows account is a simple way to add a layer of security without being too much of an inconvenience. Right-click the Start menu and navigate to Settings > Accounts > Sign-In Options to configure a PIN.