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
Check if your Account has been compromised in a data breach
Check if your Password has been compromised in a data breach
Contacting Apple (serial number is printed on the device)
Phone (800) MY-APPLE
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
ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (EFF)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit
organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.
Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free
expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy
analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.
We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and
protected as our use of technology grows.
Even in the fledgling days of the Internet, EFF understood
that protecting access to developing technology was central
to advancing freedom for all. In the years that followed,
EFF used our fiercely independent voice to clear the way for
open source software, encryption, security research, file
sharing tools, and a world of emerging technologies.
Today, EFF uses the unique expertise of leading
technologists, activists, and attorneys in our efforts to
defend free speech online, fight illegal surveillance,
advocate for users and innovators, and support
Together, we forged a vast network of concerned members and
partner organizations spanning the globe. EFF advises
policymakers and educates the press and the public through
comprehensive analysis, educational guides, activist
workshops, and more. EFF empowers hundreds of thousands of
individuals through our Action Center and has become a
leading voice in online rights debates.
Learning Home Computer Security is not sufficient -- One has
to commit the knowledge to practice.