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/Passwords

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



ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (EFF)
  https://www.eff.org

  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
  freedom-enhancing technologies.

  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.

SURVEILLANCE SELF-DEFENSE
  https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/your-security-plan



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

 
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