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March 17th, 2014, 08:12 PM
Looks like cyberspace is abuzz with crimea issues spilling over into NATO. going...
March 17th, 2014, 07:57 PM
the way to proper lock up files is with truecrypt:
March 17th, 2014, 07:54 PM
yea, ahh no a home user cant do this. you can do something like have your wired on one connection and your wireless on another tho.....
March 16th, 2014, 06:19 AM
don't... I have good encrypted backups, and an encrypted local drives. make sure you dont or make sure you have it somewhere hidden away where you can get to it just in case.......
March 15th, 2014, 10:33 AM
I am not sure, this thread is the right place for that post. maybe open a new thread...
We (those in the IT ind) have known for many years the NET is the wild west. the only...
March 9th, 2014, 11:25 AM
I was a member and visited a lot way..... back when AO was a Full site, somewhere along the way I am not
sure what happened or what my other account was or even if it would still work.
March 9th, 2014, 08:48 AM
you have done the basics the big thing is a strong wireless key:
March 9th, 2014, 08:44 AM
I am not going to regurgitate what the others have written. but; its a 3 step process:
step 1; up to date software, and software/OS hardening
step 2; decent Antivirus, if your pretty savy you can...
March 9th, 2014, 08:34 AM
couple of things;
yes check out the icon clean, and other profile stuff and make sure your profile is setup the way you want it to be.
now, to protect your computer well that's a huge subject...
March 9th, 2014, 08:20 AM
NTFS does support large drives, both boot (not sure why you would want to) and 2ndary data drives. most of the "ransomware" types of malware infection vectors are mostly via pdf, or URL links.
February 22nd, 2014, 08:31 AM
go get a autoruns over at Microsoft sysinternals site. it will help you, it will tell you if something exists. some applications are terrible at cleaning up after themselves.....
February 22nd, 2014, 08:24 AM
encryption is your friend.... I use full disk encryption, EFS and truecrypt....
February 22nd, 2014, 08:23 AM
backup your data, that's it; and, lock things down. but its mostly a usability issue cryptolocker, etc infection vectors are via pdf, flash or links. making sure everything is fully patched, and...
February 22nd, 2014, 08:14 AM
UAC is not considered a security boundary. but it is a very import part of defense in depth. I actually turn it to the highest level and run with only user rights......
February 22nd, 2014, 08:11 AM
if its running, at the same level then by default they can kill it. try either running it as another user, or mess with the integrity levels....
February 22nd, 2014, 08:07 AM
yea, for home get a router they all have a built in firewall. and for your laptop just make sure the firewall is on....
February 22nd, 2014, 08:04 AM
no; generally anything above vista most of the services you need. why do you want to disable them?
February 22nd, 2014, 08:01 AM
having the firewall on, and if your using windows pro or above. then there is a local right called "access this computer from the network". there is also a ton, of RDP related
security stuff you can...