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Let's all be secure on the internet!

Security is something that requires more and more attention. Today let’s talk about a few things you can do quickly to make sure you are safer online and wherever you go with your computer.

  1. Make sure your virus scanner is up to date. Mark a day on the calendar and update your signature once a week, same bat time, same bat channel every week!!!
  2. Have a separate Malware scanner. If you can, use Malwarebytes, it is the best one on the market. But use one of the freeware ones if you can’t afford to pay for both viruses and malware.
  3. Clean your device – use wipes designed for computers and phones. Be very careful with wiping something on your phone.

I highly recommend you get a UV scanner if you use or take your phone with you a lot!

Here are some additional things you can do. If you have a stand-alone router (you have your access point to the internet), check and see if you can log into that device. It will be able to tell you all the tools connected to your network. Write that number down. It is a security risk, but know how many devices are connected to your network at any one time. For mine, it is 120, but that is because I have a bunch of tools I am testing. There are 44 actual devices on my network. I want to know when there are 46 or 45 devices. That means there is a new device. In the modern world, there are always new devices, but knowing who is supposed to be on your network is essential!

The other straightforward security thing is the following rule to consider the following.

Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and other tech companies do not send you attachments. There is a reason for that. One of the reasons is that it is always possible to modify and enclosure. The rule of thumb here is to consider the following:

  1. Did I expect or ask for the attachment?
  2. Is the email formatted the way other emails from that sender are formatted (this one is a huge telltale sign of scammers)!!!!
  3. Most importantly, do I recognize the transaction? IF you don’t remember buying something, you probably didn’t!

Thanks – trying to help everyone be a little more secure.

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