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Published on Dec 17, 2010
Level: Beginner Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy Length: 30 Minutes Tracks:
Security / Data Integrity Prerequisites:
None Purpose of Class:
This class introduces you to the basic concepts of computer security.
Defining Hackers Updating Software Antivirus Software Antimalware Software Firewalls Site Advisors Internet Security Suites Web Browser Security Problems Class Notes:
Defining Hacker There are many reasons why people hack. Some do it for fun, profit or to prove a point. Hacking is simple enough that a 9 year old can do it. Software Flaws / Updates Are the prime reasons computers are compromised Anti Virus Protects against viruses A virus is self replicating and tries to damage a computer Anti Malware Malware is software that's primary purpose is not to damage a computer Malware generally tries to collect information about a user, or tries to force a user to visit sites or buy products. Firewall Hardware firewalls are built into routers Software firewalls are installed onto your computer "Security" Suites Security Suites can be worse than hackers -- We have met the enemy and he is us. Permissions If you use an account other than ADMINISTRATOR or ROOT when you normally use your computer you will be more secure. Site Advisors Warn you if you are going to an "unsafe" site Web Browsers The Problem with Internet Explorer is that is does more than just browse the Internet. Firefox and Chrome are better but still have problems