Ten years ago the first thing you needed to load on a brand new computer were anti-virus and malware applications. The internet was a mine field of malicious content that could infect your entire home network with one errant click. Yet things have changed dramatically. Windows has much more robust security options built in, browsers are smarter, and, hopefully, so are the users.
Opinion!!: Seriously – with advanced malware today that tests against all know signatures, its heuristics, file analysis, machine learning, behavior analysis and so many more things that makes it even more important to have a good and solid product protecting your computer.
Do not believe this! – Source: You Don’t Really Need an Anti-Virus App Anymore
Solid State Drives (SSD) work a little differently than hard drive and no amount of drilling holes, degaussing, or zeroing out will actually properly secure the SSD. If you need to get rid of an SSD, you have a couple options, encrypt or shred. Here’s what you need to know.
Source: How to Securely Dispose of an SSD
The web can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a pretty dangerous place to venture out into—with phishing sites, drive-by downloads and other nasties lurking around every corner. If you’re browsing on Firefox or Chrome you should give your browser some extra muscle for keeping you safe online by installing one or more of these security-focused add-ons.
Source: 8 Extensions That Should Make Your Browser a Little More Hacker-Proof
As the holidays get closer, you’re probably going to spend a lot of time with your family, many of whom will get shiny new devices. If they want your help setting up their new toys, consider making this internet security course required viewing.
Source: Let Your Whole Family Watch This Internet Security Basics Course
Chrome/Firefox/Opera: When Privacy Badger launched a few years ago, it was already a great tool to block third-party trackers, speed up the web, and stop sites from watching your every move while you browse. The latest version is a huge improvement, in almost every way.
Source: Privacy Badger 2.0 Is a Privacy Protection Powerhouse for the Web
First and foremost welcome to my blog.
What I will aim to do with in my little corner of the world wide web is to provide my views on the things to go on around me. That be actual things that impact my life, or just things I stumble upon that deserves mentioning.
About me: Male living in Scandinavia. I’m a vivid gamer and has been for the past 20+ years. First game I ever played was Rambo, First Blood on my C64. I am now what most would consider a casual MMO player, and have pretty much tried them all. Expect to see gaming related entries often.
I’m into gadgets, but have been able to cut down on that bad habit in the last couple of years. Still very much read everything I can about new exciting gizmos coming out, and you can expect to see a few entries on that subject now and then.
Professionally I work with IT Security. I have no programming skills, but have set a goal of looking into Visual Studio when I get the time. I pretty much keep up-to-date on all security related things that happen, and try to read as much as I can to better advise the people around me on how to conduct safe surfing practices without being paranoid. I will blog on security issues regularly.
Thats all for now. I will work on the design of my blog, but don’t expect magic.
Keep safe, make your opinion known, but do so after thinking!