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 Sucurity
Vulnerabilities
  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
  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.

OUCH! --Four Steps to Staying Secure
  http://securingthehuman.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201610_en.pdf
OUCH! -- Encryption
  https://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201408_en.pdf





OUCH! -- What is Malware
  https://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201402_en.pdf
OUCH! -- What is Anti-Virus?
  https://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201412_en.pdf


Mac security facts and fallacies
  https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2017/03/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
  http://www.virustotal.com/
  http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=10366
  http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

A Month Without Adobe Flash Player
  http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/06/a-month-without-adobe-flash-player/
If possible uninstall Flash
  https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Ongoing+Flash+Vulnerabilities/20259






Check if you have an account compromised in a data breach
  https://haveibeenpwned.com

OUCH! -- I'm Hacked, Now What?
  https://securingthehuman.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-2014-05_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) 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)
  http://hometowntech.com/locations/ames-computer-repair/ 
  305 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010
  Call the shop at 515.233.8324 to see what we can do to help.
  Ames@HomeTownTech.com

Ames Computer Repair (Windows PCs)
  http://amespcrepair.com
  1513 South Grand Ave - 615 South 16th St, Ames, IA 50010
  tjk@netamumail.com
  515-341-1593


Security News
  http://edu-observatory.org/media/Security_Media/index.html
Down
  http://edu-observatory.org/media/Down/index.html
Analysis Tools
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/tools.html



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


 
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