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.
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, install trusted anti-virus
software from well-known vendors, and be alert for anyone
attempting to fool or trick you into infecting your own
Windows has a built-in antivirus security software installed
in your device called Windows Defender on upgrading to
Windows 10. Windows Defender works just like other antivirus
security software that are available in the market. Is
Windows Defender sufficient?
macOS also has built-in antivirus security software
installed called XProtect and GateKeeper.
Mac security facts and fallacies
Clearly, there is an epidemic problem with threats--mostly
adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)--on the Mac,
and also clearly, the built-in security in macOS is not
adequate to deal with this problem.
If you're a Mac user, download and install Malwarebytes
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) 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.