WE ARE THE WEAKEST LINK
WE ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
Do the Updates, as they address Bugs and Sucurity
o Computer OS, computer Applications and 3rd part sofware
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)
Kreb'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.
OUCH! --Four Steps to Staying Secure
OUCH! -- Encryption
OUCH! -- What is Malware
OUCH! -- What is Anti-Virus?
Mac security facts and fallacies
Mac threats have had exponential growth since 2010, when
adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) weren't
really a thing on the Mac yet and when new malware sightings
were few and far between. We're seeing large numbers of
people infected with Mac threats every day, on a much larger
scale than even just a few years ago.
Clearly, there is an epidemic problem with threats--mostly
adware and PUPs--on the Mac, and also clearly, the built-in
security in macOS is not adequate to deal with this problem.
It is becoming increasingly necessary for Mac users to have
an additional layer of security, and in particular, to have
something that is effective against adware and PUPs. If
you're a Mac user, you might consider downloading software
such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac, which removes
adware, PUPs, and malware for free.
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
A Month Without Adobe Flash Player
If possible uninstall Flash
Check if you have an account compromised in a data breach
OUCH! -- I'm Hacked, Now What?
Contacting Apple (serial number is printed on the device)
iPod, Mac and iPad:(800) APL-CARE (800-275-2273)
iPhones: (800) MY-IPHONE (800-694-7466)
Online Apple Store: (800) MY-APPLE (800-692-7753)
HomeTown Tech (Macs and Windows PCs)
305 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010
Call the shop at 515.233.8324 to see what we can do to help.
Ames Computer Repair (Windows PCs)
1513 South Grand Ave - 615 South 16th St, Ames, IA 50010
Learning Home Computer Security is not sufficient -- One has
to commit the knowledge to practice.