Monday, January 08, 2018

SECURITY - Your Computer

As a retired Computer System Specialist and IT Technician, I had to deal with this issue on a regular bases and have over 40yrs experience.  There are simple steps that can protect your computer:
  • You cannot be hacked if your computer is OFF (not just logged out).
  • Your computer cannot be hacked if you are NOT online.  Disable your internet connection if you have no need to use the internet.  AND never go online without an anti-virus.
  • BUY a very high quality anti-virus utility.  'Free' anti-virus utilities (including Windows Defender) do NOT have all the features you need, most are only demo versions of a full utility you can purchase.
  • ALWAYS keep your Operator System up-to-date!

"Is your computer safe from hackers?" PBS NewsHour 1/4/2018

This particular issue applies to shared users.


SUMMARY:  This week, Google announced the discovery of three design flaws in processors of computers, tablets and smartphones that could let hackers access data.  Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of CrowdStrike, tells Hari Sreenivasan about the vulnerabilities and what’s being done to address them.

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