Home Computer Security -- Software Security
http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/Week4.html


WE ARE THE WEAKEST LINK
WE ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER


  

Do the Updates, as they address Bugs and Security
Vulnerabilities
  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
  http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/05/krebss-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
  https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/01/some-basic-rules-for-securing-your-iot-stuff/





OUCH! --Four Steps to Staying Secure
  OUCH-201610_en.pdf
OUCH! -- Encryption
  OUCH-201606_en.pdf


IS ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE NECESSARY? EFFECTIVE?

OUCH! -- What is Malware
  OUCH-201603_en.pdf

  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
  Free AVG
  Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  
ANTI-VIRUS for Apple macOS
  XProtect and GateKeeper are built into macOS
  Malwarebytes
  MacScan 3


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
  http://www.virustotal.com/
  http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=10366
  http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

If possible uninstall Adobe Flash Player
  https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Ongoing+Flash+Vulnerabilities/20259

Have You a Pwned Account? Change Passwords on pwned Accounts!
  https://haveibeenpwned.com

OUCH! -- I'm Hacked, Now What?
  OUCH-201604_en.pdf




Contacting Microsoft
  http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/

Contacting Apple (serial number is printed on the device)
  http://www.apple.com/contact/
  iPod, Mac and iPad:(800) 275-2273
  iPhones:           (800) 694-7466
  Online Apple Store:(800) 692-7753

HomeTown Tech (Macs and Windows PCs)
  http://hometowntech.com/locations/ames-computer-repair/ 
  Ames@HomeTownTech.com
  305 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010
  Phone: (515) 233-8324

Ames Computer Repair (Windows PCs)
  http://amespcrepair.com
  tjk@netamumail.com
  615 South 16th St, Ames, IA 50010
  Phone: (515) 341-1593


Security News
  http://edu-observatory.org/media/Security_Media/index.html
Down
  http://edu-observatory.org/media/Down/index.html



Learning Home Computer Security is not sufficient -- One has
to commit the knowledge to practice.

 
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