Shopping online is a normal routine for many people. Trying to steal your info is also normal routine for criminal mind. Read how you can stay safe when shopping online. Shopping Online Securely-OUCH-201511_en Article provided courtesy of https://www.securingthehuman.org/
To remove malware isn’t as easy as preventing it in the first place. Imagine that the door to a large factory is open and a sewer rat gets in. Keeping him out was one thing, but to find him after he is in your building is difficult. Where will he go? Where can he hide? […]
Mailbox messages with dangerous zip files. These can appear in your mailbox disguised as a legitimate fax from a reputable company, in this case Xerox. . In fact, the link to Xerox is valid and will send you to their website. However, the same cannot be said about the attachment. Although innocent looking, it may contain dangerous […]
This is an example of a phishing email. It came with an attached ZIP file which as you see below claims to contain a key change to your credit report, but will no doubt contain malicious code. The usual purpose of this a phishing email is to either get your personal information or install a […]
Security Software Here is a list of security software and other great programs that I use both for daily operation of my computer and for troubleshooting problems. Keep checking this post as it will be expanded over time. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Vipre Internet Security CCleaner OpenDNS
How would you feel if your best friend turned on you? If email is your best friend you better know how to deal with it. Otherwise you could end up being betrayed. February Ouch! Newsletter teaches you how to avoid the pitfalls of email phishing attacks. http://www.securingthehuman.org/blog/2013/02/06/feb-ouch-newsletter-is-out-email-phishing-attacks To view this newsletter in a different language, click here.
Public Wifi is available in many of our favourite coffee shops and restaurants. You may be greeted with a sign, “Free WiFi”. That is a convenient service that lets us check our email or surf the web while we eat or have a drink. But what surfing can you safely do there?
What is Java? Why is it on your computer and do you need it? Read about living safely with Java, or living wihout it, in January Ouch! Newsletter. http://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201301_en.pdf Links to other languages are available here: http://www.securingthehuman.org/resources/newsletters/ouch/2013
There are three basic sources of computer problems. 1) Something you did. 2) Something you ALLOWED someone to do. 3) Hardware issues.
Many thanks to SANS for their great tips. Many are not just about how you use your equipment, but what you do with it when you are not actually computing or talking on your phone. Hope you benefit from these great tips. https://www.sans.org/tip_of_the_day.php