WE ARE THE WEAKEST LINK
WE ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
Do the Updates, as they address Bugs and Security
o Computer OS, computer Applications and 3rd party software
o Mobile devices OS and mobile device apps
o Routers and Printers
o Roku, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, etc.
o Internet of Things (IoT)
Krebs's 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety
Rule #1: If you didn't go looking for it, don't install it!
Rule #2: If you installed it, update it.
Rule #3: If you no longer need it, remove it.
Krebs's Basic Rules for Securing Your IoT Stuff
OUCH! --Four Steps to Staying Secure
OUCH! -- Encryption
IS ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE NECESSARY? EFFECTIVE?
OUCH! -- What is Malware
Ultimately, the best way to defend against malware is keep
your software up-to-date, and be alert for anyone attempting
to fool or trick you into infecting your own system.
ANTI-VIRUS for MS Windows 10
Windows Defender is built into Windows OS
ANTI-VIRUS for Apple macOS
XProtect and GateKeeper are built into macOS
What Processes are Running on My Computer?
On Windows PCs use the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc)
On macOS use the Utilities > Activity Monitor
Scan A File - Quick Detection of Malware
If possible uninstall Adobe Flash Player
Have You a Pwned Account? Change Passwords on pwned Accounts!
OUCH! -- I'm Hacked, Now What?
Contacting Apple (serial number is printed on the device)
iPod, Mac and iPad:(800) 275-2273
iPhones: (800) 694-7466
Online Apple Store:(800) 692-7753
HomeTown Tech (Macs and Windows PCs)
305 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 233-8324
Ames Computer Repair (Windows PCs)
615 South 16th St, Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 341-1593
Learning Home Computer Security is not sufficient -- One has
to commit the knowledge to practice.