To not have the knowledge is to be Ignorant.

To have the knowledge and not to use it is to be
Stupid.

To have the knowledge and to use it is to be
Brilliant.


Protecting Your Computer


  • When you surf to new, unknown sites   
     Turn up the security + Privacy !!
     
Internet Explorer:
         >Tools>Internet Options>Security& Privacy tab
         **  Choose Highest Setting   **
      Netscape:
     
>Edit>Preferences>Advanced   
         
**  Disable JAVA, Scripts, Cookies  **

  • Virus Software -- use it and keep it updated.
   ASK YOUR EMPLOYER FOR FREE SOFTWARE

                 Symantec Virus Software
                    McAfee Virus Software
                       Dr. Solomon Virus Software
                             
Sophos Virus Software

-  NEVER NEVER EVER open unannounced email attachments -- even from a friend or loved one.  Start sending attachment announcement emails.

For example:

Mail #1: Hey everyone check out this cool game in my next email.

Mail #2:  Here it is. Open the attachment.


- Firewalls-- get one if you have DSL or a cable modem.  It will protect you from hackers.

ASK YOUR EMPLOYER FOR FREE SOFTWARE

     GRC Corp:      Shields Up
     Zone Labs:     Zone Alarm    *Free version
     Network Ice: Black Ice
     Norton:          Internet Security
     McAfee:          Watchdog
     Watchguard: Watchguard
     Open Door:    Doorstop  -- for Apple



-  Never select "remember password",
    Always type it in.

-  Never use a "word" as your password.  Start
    thinking of it as your "passcode".

-  Always use a mix of letters, case, and
    numbers as your "passcode".


-  Go to the Glossary section of this site to increase your knowledge base.
   

-  Two very helpful sites when your getting
    started, or if you're a PRO.

                             
CERT for the Home
                     Stay Safe on-line

- A web-page that describes what some common hacker tools are:

           Network Ice Hacker Tracker

-  If possible, Never surf the net with the
    same computer that contains your
    personal finances.

-   If you do, keep important content files
    off the hard disk.  Store them to
    external floppies.



-  Learn about Hackers @ Hacker U, an Internet
   Hero web page.

- Here is another great site for the Security Minded.  Check out the link with the National Security Agency's Security Terms.

                            SANS

UMMM-
UMMM.

NOTHING LIKE CYBER-BULLIES ON THE GRILL.

I'LL  HAVE MINE
WELL DONE
PLEASE.

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