If You Get Run Over By A Truck On The Internet, Blame Yourself.<br />Vishal Kapoor<br />http://sg.linkedin.com/in/vishalka...
All the women in your Yahoo! address book have an email saying you love them & more<br />Locked out of Facebook<br />Your ...
Michael Jackson understood this before YOU did!<br />I’m talking to the man in the mirror! I’m askin’ him to change his wa...
They were called ‘personal computers’ for a reason. Don’t share your laptop. Not with your wife, kids, friends or girlfrie...
Separate computers are worth the price.<br />The smaller the number of people who use a given PC/laptop, the more control ...
The only people who ever gave you free stuff & expected nothing in return were your parents.<br />Nobility died an early d...
Safety ain’t cheap but it doesn’t cost a lot either. Smart people pay for full-fledged, legit, protection software.<br />T...
Complicated passwords aren’t much good if you have a keystroke logger on your laptop (also see previous slide).<br />Don’t...
Just because you can access your bank account from  anywhere, it doesn’t mean you should.<br />Don’t access your account f...
One day, soon, that truck WILL find you.<br />Back up your data. Hard disks are cheap. Let me know if you want recommendat...
Boredom + Internet access = lots of clicks on links.<br />It doesn’t matter what I say. You will never stop clicking on th...
Small changes will go a long way in keeping you safe.<br />
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This was supposed to be the past part of a 3-segment presentation but had to be dropped because of a change in the schedule. The first couple of segments covered Stuxnet & Reputation Based security.

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Hit On The Internet

  1. 1. If You Get Run Over By A Truck On The Internet, Blame Yourself.<br />Vishal Kapoor<br />http://sg.linkedin.com/in/vishalkapoorinfotech/<br />
  2. 2. All the women in your Yahoo! address book have an email saying you love them & more<br />Locked out of Facebook<br />Your tweets are suddenly about nothing but Viagra clones<br />Money wired into another account & cashed out.<br />
  3. 3. Michael Jackson understood this before YOU did!<br />I’m talking to the man in the mirror! I’m askin’ him to change his waaaays! <br />
  4. 4. They were called ‘personal computers’ for a reason. Don’t share your laptop. Not with your wife, kids, friends or girlfriend.<br />If you don’t control which websites your computer is taken to or what is downloaded, then don’t act shocked later.<br />
  5. 5. Separate computers are worth the price.<br />The smaller the number of people who use a given PC/laptop, the more control you have.<br />Your teen already has one for school or college, you have one & don’t tell me you didn’t get something for the wife.<br />You really don’t want to use the same laptop your kid uses to surf to BitTorrent heaven.<br />
  6. 6. The only people who ever gave you free stuff & expected nothing in return were your parents.<br />Nobility died an early death on the Internet. Free means someone else is smiling.<br />It might be ‘free’ to you but someone paid to put it up there & hoped it got downloaded. That someone wants to make a buck.<br />
  7. 7. Safety ain’t cheap but it doesn’t cost a lot either. Smart people pay for full-fledged, legit, protection software.<br />That piece of software is the only thing between you and a flying bullet on the Internet.<br />Given the sheer volume of malware on the Internet, it doesn’t make sense to further stack the odds against yourself by installing bogus, ‘free’ antivirus.<br />
  8. 8. Complicated passwords aren’t much good if you have a keystroke logger on your laptop (also see previous slide).<br />Don’t go to town with your new, custom domain & email. Keep it tight.<br />Set up an alternate email address for lost password recovery. <br />Take the trouble to create a custom domain name & email. It doesn’t cost much. I use Google Apps Standard.<br />
  9. 9. Just because you can access your bank account from anywhere, it doesn’t mean you should.<br />Don’t access your account from any computer that happens to be handy.<br />Laziness will make you poor. Type in the URL. The only thing THAT will cost you is calories.<br />
  10. 10. One day, soon, that truck WILL find you.<br />Back up your data. Hard disks are cheap. Let me know if you want recommendations for backup & restore s/w.<br />If nothing else, just do a simple copy/paste for all your folders every 15 days.<br />Don’t backup to a USB ‘key’. You WILL lose it!<br />
  11. 11. Boredom + Internet access = lots of clicks on links.<br />It doesn’t matter what I say. You will never stop clicking on that stuff, will you?<br />
  12. 12. Small changes will go a long way in keeping you safe.<br />

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