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PC Security. By Steven Bertke. Contents. Physical protection and Simple measures Passwords Firewalls Anti-Virus, Spyware and Malware Web browsers Email Patches Wireless Encryption Software. Physical Protection. Laptops: Multi-Purpose Hard-Shell Backpack Tracking software

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By steven bertke

PC Security

By Steven Bertke


By steven bertke

Contents

  • Physical protection and Simple measures

  • Passwords

  • Firewalls

  • Anti-Virus, Spyware and Malware

  • Web browsers

  • Email

  • Patches

  • Wireless

  • Encryption Software


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Physical Protection

  • Laptops:

  • Multi-Purpose Hard-Shell Backpack

  • Tracking software

  • STOP Security plate

  • Desktops:

  • Lock your computer, i.e. ctrl+alt+del -> lock

  • Lock the door

  • Password protect everything

  • Password protected screensaver


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Passwords

  • Things not to do:

  • Don’t choose a simple password like your pets name 123

  • Don’t include your name or anyone in your families name

  • Don’t include your birthday

  • Don’t use common words

  • Don’t keep the same password for a long period of time

  • Don’t use the same password for every single thing that requires one.


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Passwords

  • Over 7 characters

  • Upper/Lowercase + Digits e.g. AhJtKthr207

  • Anny helped John take Kate to her recital

  • Add a date or number on the end e.g. 20th of the 7th

  • Make up words e.g. BloopShmear2000 or JuckNanYuck160

  • Different language


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Passwords

  • The SUPR tests

  • The Strong test: Is the password as strong (meaning length and content) as the rules allow?

  • The Unique test: Is the password unique and unrelated to any of your other passwords?

  • The Practical test: Can you remember it without having to write it down?

  • The Recent test: Have you changed it recently?

  • Keep them guessing!


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Firewalls

  • What is a firewall?

  • Hardware = Router

  • Software = Windows XP ect

  • Differences

  • Up to you to decide!


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Anti-Virus ect

  • What is a virus?

  • What is spyware?

  • What is malware?


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Anti-Virus ect

  • Crucial for securing your PC!

  • Why?


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Anti-Virus ect

  • Anti-Virus examples:

  • AVG

  • Norton

  • Kapersky

  • BitDefender

  • Avast!


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Anti-Virus ect

  • Anti-Spyware examples:

  • Spybot Search and Destroy

  • SUPERAntiSpyware

  • Spy Sweeper

  • Ad-Aware Pro

  • Macafee Virus Scan and Anti Spyware

  • ..and many more.

  • Choose which ever you prefer

  • Update your AV(Anti-Virus) and Anti-Spyware!


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Web Browsers

  • Major weakness in computers defences

  • Choose a safe and reliable browser

  • Stay away from Internet Explorer!

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Firefox add-ons

  • No-Script

  • WOT(Web of Trust)

  • ... and many more!

  • Google “Firefox add-ons”


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Email

  • Email Clients

  • Google Mail

  • Mozilla Thunderbird


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Email

  • KRESV tests;

  • The Know test: Is the email from someone that you know?

  • The Received test: Have you received email from this sender before?

  • The Expect test: Were you expecting email with an attachment from this sender?

  • The Sense test: Does the email from the sender make sense. Does the subject line and attachment add up?

  • The Virus test: Does this email contain a virus? Scan the email for a virus


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Patches

  • What is a patch?

  • Importance of fixing vulnerabilities

  • Update your OS

  • Web browsers

  • Anti-virus ect

  • Any internet dependant application

  • Do it regularly !


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Wireless

  • Protect your wireless network

  • Drive by hackers

  • Change your networks name

  • Wi-Fi network encryption

  • WEP = NO!

  • WPA2 ect = YES!!

  • Hide your SSID


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Wireless

  • Honeypots:

  • Probably to good to be true

  • If you must use them:

  • Don’t sign into your financial accounts!

  • Type as little private information as possible


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Encryption Software

  • What is it?

  • Examples of software

  • Windows Bitlocker/Bitlocker to go

  • Truecrypt

  • How can it help?

  • Windows Bitlocker; Good for USB storage devices

  • Truecrypt; Good for hidden volumes


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Encryption Software

  • Hidden volumes = hidden locked container

  • Create a file

  • Choose how big you want the “container” to be

  • Name the file

  • Give it a password

  • Put it where you want

  • Mount it with Truecrypt

  • Now becomes like an extra hard drive

  • Put stuff in it

  • Unmount it


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Conclusion

Keep it safe!


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Questions


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