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Internet and PC Security presentation at Robert Morris University - Lake County Campus (Computer Club)

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Pc Security

  1. 1. PC Security How to protect your PC and your network
  2. 2. Common Issues <ul><li>Weak passwords or no password </li></ul><ul><li>Too many Administrator accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Little or no network protection </li></ul><ul><li>Outdated program patches </li></ul><ul><li>Infrequent Virus Scans - if Anti-virus program is installed </li></ul><ul><li>Infrequent Spyware Scans - if Anti-spyware is installed </li></ul><ul><li>Outdated definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Poor online behavior – clicking ads, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to lock workstations (CTRL/ALT/DEL in corporate environments) </li></ul><ul><li>Weak Firewall – software or hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid clicking links asking for personal information – Phishing </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid email solicitations from outside US </li></ul><ul><li>Getting software or downloads from unsecure sites </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Security – unguarded workstations and laptops (not secured) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Available Solutions <ul><li>Install Anti-virus, Anti-Spyware program, Software firewall </li></ul><ul><li>Change passwords once/month (corporate standard) </li></ul><ul><li>Password should be alpha-numeric, upper and lower case – 6 characters minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Check for MS Update, AV, Anti-spyware and Firewall updates weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Run AV weekly, Anti-Spyware (daily after internet log-off) </li></ul><ul><li>Secunia Online Scan – checks for patches (Adobe Flash, etc.) – once a week http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online / </li></ul><ul><li>Change Admin password on Router from Admin to stronger password </li></ul><ul><li>Use WPA encryption on all devices (if available) </li></ul><ul><li>Use folder and file encryption </li></ul>
  4. 4. Available Solutions – Software Firewalls <ul><li>Comodo Personal Firewall 3.0.25.378 </li></ul><ul><li>http://majorgeeks.com/Comodo_Personal_Firewall_d5033.html </li></ul>
  5. 5. Available Solutions - Passwords <ul><li>Roboform – password generator, secure note saver and anonymous web surfing (free for 10 passcards or less) </li></ul><ul><li>http://download.cnet.com/RoboForm/3000-2092_4-10037672.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. Available Solutions – Safety Online <ul><li>NoScript (for Firefox) – free </li></ul><ul><li>https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722 </li></ul><ul><li>McAfee Site Advisor (IE and Firefox) – free </li></ul><ul><li>http://download.cnet.com/McAfee-SiteAdvisor-for-Internet-Explorer/3000-12512_4-10508464.html?tag=mncol </li></ul><ul><li>http://download.cnet.com/McAfee-SiteAdvisor-for-Firefox/3000-11745_4-10493671.html?tag=mncol </li></ul>
  7. 7. Available Solutions – Anti-Spyware <ul><li>Lavasoft Ad-Aware </li></ul><ul><li>http://majorgeeks.com/Ad-Aware__d5947.html </li></ul><ul><li>Malwarebytes Anti-Malware </li></ul><ul><li>http://majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Anti-Malware_d5756.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. Safe Websites to get Security Programs <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CNet.com (Downloads) - http://download.cnet.com/windows/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MajorGeeks.com - http://www.majorgeeks.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Questions?

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