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.

OUCH! --Four Steps to Staying Secure
  http://securingthehuman.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201610_en.pdf
OUCH! -- Encryption
  https://securingthehuman.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201606_en.pdf



IS ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE NECESSARY? EFFECTIVE?

OUCH! -- What is Malware
  https://securingthehuman.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201603_en.pdf

  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
  system.

  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
  https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2017/03/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. 

  Download and install Malwarebytes for Windows, Mac, or
  Android, 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-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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