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Internet / privacy / #101

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:16 am

I can understand all this (rare) and believe it.
Seem like a good place to start wising up, for tech dumbfenukles like me.

Give yourself an online privacy check-up and start 2020 securely
https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/202 ... n/11863496
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Re: Internet / privacy / #101

Post by techietraveller84 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:41 am

Good points.

Hackers and scammers are getting more sophisticated all the time and adapting very well to new tools like "smart home" devices.

Moreover, anti-virus software isn't enough, neither is going through a VPN.

Self-education is key.
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Re: Internet / privacy / #101

Post by violet » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:57 am

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Why we should all care
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/theconve ... d-me-45371
The attitude of individuals and organisations needs to change in order to prevent cyber attacks. There has to be a fundamental understanding that, when online, everyone is a target and that none of us are too small or unimportant.
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Re: Internet / privacy / #101

Post by hunter8 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:09 am

The article missed one most important tip that everyone should begin with: do not use Windows. Anything else comes after that.
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Re: Internet / privacy / #101

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:55 am

Everything on the list is common sense and applied to 2010 as well
BUT I will add
download and run ( ITS FREE) https://www.spyhunter.com/
an amazing tool, I just did it last week, waited the 2 days to be able to delete tons of shit I never knew i had on my machines ( win7) but feel safer and my machine runs faster and the screen is brighter.
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Re: Internet / privacy / #101

Post by xandreu » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:09 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:55 am
...waited the 2 days to be able to delete tons of shit I never knew i had on my machines ( win7)...
You do know that Windows 7 is no longer receiving support (including security updates / patches) from Microsoft?
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Re: Internet / privacy / #101

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:34 am

xandreu wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:09 am
phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:55 am
...waited the 2 days to be able to delete tons of shit I never knew i had on my machines ( win7)...
You do know that Windows 7 is no longer receiving support (including security updates / patches) from Microsoft?
yes, as of last week, but as i have not received any updates for over 10 years, doesn't bother me, it works fine on one of my laptops
have windows 10 on the other one and prefer 7
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Re: Internet / privacy / #101

Post by violet » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:46 am

Internet security 101

Install available updates
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Re: Internet / privacy / #101

Post by Spigzy » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:46 am

Seems like a lot of hard work.

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Re: Internet / privacy / #101

Post by Kuroneko » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:47 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:34 am
xandreu wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:09 am
phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:55 am
...waited the 2 days to be able to delete tons of shit I never knew i had on my machines ( win7)...
You do know that Windows 7 is no longer receiving support (including security updates / patches) from Microsoft?
yes, as of last week, but as i have not received any updates for over 10 years, doesn't bother me, it works fine on one of my laptops
have windows 10 on the other one and prefer 7
How come you never received updates? I checked my update log and received over 40 updates last year alone.
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