Passwords


How do you ensure that the older generation remember their passwords,in a world that has increased the number of passwords one has to remember?

What happens when they pass on and you have to take care of various accounts?

In this case a notebook where they write down their passwords is a great idea provided they lock it up.

Let me know your suggestions.

Security? Who is responsible?


Responsibility for Security:

  • Developers have a responsibility to develop with security as a goal.
  • Businesses have a responsibility to use security tools and monitor their systems to prevent attacks from succeeding.
  • Home users have a responsibility to ask questions and educate themselves on the tools to maintain security (personal firewalls, antivirus and antispyware)

Is Windows Defender enough ?


defender Creators Update

So you got a windows 10 machine or upgraded and you realise that you have Windows defender as a free antivirus that comes as part of the package.You are probably wondering is it safe to just use as is or install one of the common antivirus that we use,Avast,comodo,Norton Antivirus…etc.

Well good News is that,this new  version of Windows Defender in Windows 10 comes with plenty of new security features. It has cloud protection so that it can stop malware from entering your computer.

I would like to point out that there is never 100%  protection and the best protection is you the end user.Practice Good Computer Hygiene and you should never have to use any other antivirus.It is foolish to rely on an antivirus as this gives you false hope and lead you to go to sketchy sites.

Also recently we have seen that Antivirus have become vectors for  Malware and viruses,since they hook themselves to the very base of the OS and as such the bad guys have learnt they can use antivirus as the vehicle for Bad guys.

So here are some things that can help you stay Safe on the Web:

  • Do Not use your Admin Account for day-to-day activities create another user account
  • Keep your PC updated and especially now with Windows 10 Updates are better and seamless.
  • Be careful to download apps from reliable websites.
  • Do not click on popups.I would add an Ad Blocker to your browser as well
  • Use your sixths since before clicking on something
  • Make Backups as well of your data on your PC!

 

 

 

Security Update Alert!!!


According to  Homeland Security Cisco has released Security Updates to address Various Vulnerabilities in Various Products and has Encouraged Users and Administrators to  review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:

Original release date: September 28, 2016

Source:Homeland Security

Case and point for White hat Hackers


While disclosing vulnerabilities is standard practice in the computer industry, the people responsible for the vulnerabilities don’t always take it well.

Were you using a browser called Opera between 9 p.m. and 9:36 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, June 18????


The Norwegian-based makers of an Internet browser called Opera reported today (June 27) that they discovered a security breach in their system on June 18.

Please click on the link http://www.technewsdaily.com/18444-opera-browser-security.html?cmpid=514640 to learn more about it and the following one as well http://my.opera.com/securitygroup/blog/2013/06/26/opera-infrastructure-attack