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Online Security and Safety

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Online Security and Safety

  1. 1. Online Security and Safety <ul><li>Conor O'Neill, LouderVoice.com </li></ul><ul><li>Using internet since 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Managed projects for McAfee </li></ul><ul><li>Today about simple straightforward tips </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of bad people out there </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty easy to stop them </li></ul><ul><li>Ask me at any point to clarify </li></ul>
  2. 2. Viruses <ul><li>From CDs, USB thumbdrives (and floppies) </li></ul><ul><li>From dodgy internet sites </li></ul><ul><li>By email </li></ul><ul><li>Good judgement mixed with anti-virus software </li></ul><ul><li>No successful attacks in over six years </li></ul>
  3. 3. Attacks <ul><li>Automated attacks on your PC via the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Try to take advantage of security holes in Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Try to take advantage of machines that have no protection installed </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of compromised PCs then used to attack other PCs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Malware <ul><li>From dodgy internet sites </li></ul><ul><li>Hijack your browser </li></ul><ul><li>Grab password information </li></ul><ul><li>Install software on your machine </li></ul><ul><li>Some annoying, some dangerous, all undesirable </li></ul>
  5. 5. Phishing <ul><li>Usually via email </li></ul><ul><li>Con you into clicking onto dodgy sites </li></ul><ul><li>Pretend to be banking sites, eBay etc </li></ul><ul><li>Grab your login or financial details to rip you off </li></ul><ul><li>Always look at the address in the browser </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox have anti-phishing features </li></ul><ul><li>Never click on an address like http://167.456.76.23 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nigerian 419 <ul><li>You've won the Euro Lotto! </li></ul><ul><li>I am a lawyer for the estate of the former president of the Congo...... </li></ul><ul><li>Just give us your bank details and a processing fee and we'll give you millions </li></ul><ul><li>If it sounds to good to be true, run away! </li></ul><ul><li>No free lunches on the internet </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tools <ul><li>Anti-Virus – AVG Free </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-malware – Spybot S&D </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-attack – Zone Alarm, Windows Firewall </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Spam – Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail </li></ul><ul><li>All in One - McAfee, Symantec, Microsoft OneCare </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your machine up to date with Windows Update </li></ul><ul><li>Do not let your anti-virus expire! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social Networks <ul><li>Bebo, MySpace, Orkut, Facebook etc </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what your kids are putting on their pages? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they over 13? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you talked to them about using good judgement? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you explained about stalkers and ”dirty old men”. </li></ul><ul><li>What about bullying? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social Networks 2 <ul><li>Photo uploading </li></ul><ul><li>Video uploading (live!) </li></ul><ul><li>SMS/MMS </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy and friend's privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Their name, age, sex, school name, address </li></ul><ul><li>Talked to other kids' parents? </li></ul><ul><li>Future reputation when job-hunting </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like your mum to see what you are uploading? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Filtering/Restricting/Monitoring <ul><li>Internet Explorer Parental Controls (content type, specific sites) </li></ul><ul><li>Look at browsing history </li></ul><ul><li>Look at search history </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Vista Parental Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Safe-Browsing add-ons (McAfee/Symantec) </li></ul><ul><li>PC in kitchen or somewhere open </li></ul>
  11. 11. Top Tips <ul><li>Generic usernames for kids </li></ul><ul><li>Strong & Multiple passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Password Manager (KeePass, PasswordSafe) </li></ul><ul><li>Giving out Credit Card Details </li></ul><ul><li>Email attachments (.pif, .exe, .scr) </li></ul><ul><li>Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Good Judgement </li></ul>
  12. 12. Useful Sites <ul><li>kids.getnetwise.org/safetyguide/ </li></ul><ul><li>mcafee.com, symantec.com etc </li></ul><ul><li>AVG on free.grisoft.com </li></ul><ul><li>Spybot Search & Destroy on www.safer-networking.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.microsoft.com/protect/family/age/stages.mspx </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com/intl/en/landing/familysafety/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Q&A <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation available on www.slideshare.net/conor </li></ul>

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