Windows Security. Larry MacPhee e-Learning@NAU. Why Security Matters. Public nuisance Loss of productivity The cost of spam! Loss of data Identity theft Credit card fraud Erosion of trust. Focus on Prevention. Prevention is easy 6 steps Cure is hard. 1. Use an Anti-Virus tool. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Windows SecurityLarry MacPhee e-Learning@NAU
Why Security MattersPublic nuisanceLoss of productivityThe cost of spam!Loss of dataIdentity theftCredit card fraudErosion of trust
Focus on PreventionPrevention is easy6 stepsCure is hard
1. Use an Anti-Virus tool50,000+ Windows VirusesNew viruses up 400% from last yearDownload Sophos Anti-Virus from ITS
a. Keep your virus definitions up to dateb. Scan while you sleepc. Automate the process
2. Guard Against Spyware NAU recommends Spybot
Find and remove
3. Filter SpamManage your NAU e-mail
Customize your filtersNo more Viagra!
4. Beware the phish hook
Something phishy?Urgent e-mail requires your immediate actionPlays on fear of compromised securityUsually doesnt refer to you by nameAsks you to confirm your identityAsks you to enter your passwordMessage may contain typosMay use a suspicious URLMore reading
5. Apply Security UpdatesNote: NAU pushes out security updates to campus machines
Express InstallBypass non-critical updates
Automatic Updatesa. Start/Control Panel
c. System Properties
d. Automatic Updates
6. Browse SecurelyLook for the lock symbol and https://Use the VPN for wireless transactionsUse hard to guess passwordsChange passwords frequentlyRead your credit card statementsDont approve save of credit card info
Why so vulnerable?90% of computers run WindowsMany dislike Microsoft and Bill GatesWindows is not very secureMS is slow to patch security holesHard to regulate and enforceLots of novices online
Is my computer compromised?Slower than normal performanceSystem crashesPop-up adsHome page has changedBrowser crashesPossibly no symptoms!
Be afraid!You might be a zombie!You might have a keystroke loggerYou might be a DDOS pawnYou might be a notorious spammer!
RemediesDisconnect from the network (temporarily)Boot up from a System Restore CDRun anti-virus softwareRun anti-spyware softwareRun disk, hardware check utilitiesWipe the drive and reinstall everything!Get a Mac? Learn Linux?
Coming Soon!Microsoft Free Computing Environments (MFCE)Costs and BenefitsThe Open Source MovementMacintoshLinuxOpen Office
AcknowledgementsStephanie McCarthy - GraphicsBig Dave Dennehey - Technical Consulting
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