Protecting Computer From Hackers
Posted: 30 July 2017 02:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Does anyone recommend anything for protecting one’s computer from hacking?  Eset is not very effective.  I have been told that Bit Locker can be effective.  I think something like that would work well that involves encryption.  I have Windows 7.  I have AVG antivirus for security, however I don’t think that keeps out computer hackers.

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Posted: 31 July 2017 09:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I use Windows Defender. I don’t use any other antivirus. If possible, upgrade to Windows 10. My biggest concern about hacking comes from the use of WiFi.

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Posted: 31 July 2017 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Does Windows Defender involve encryption?

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Posted: 02 August 2017 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Posted: 05 September 2017 12:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Who cares about hackers?

This is where technology is taking us.

Hello! Is this Gordon’s Pizza?

No sir, it’s Google’s Pizza.

Did I dial the wrong number?

No sir, Google bought the pizza store.

Oh, alright - then I’d like to place an order please.

Okay sir, do you want the usual?

The usual? You know what my usual is?

According to the caller ID, the last 15 times you’ve ordered a 12-slice with double-cheese, sausage, and thick crust.

Okay - that’s what I want this time too.

May I suggest that this time you order an 8-slice with ricotta, arugula, and tomato instead?

No, I hate vegetables.

But your cholesterol is not good.

How do you know?

Through the subscribers guide. We have the results of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

Maybe so, but I don’t want the pizza you suggest – I already take medicine for high cholesterol.

But you haven’t taken the medicine regularly. 4 months ago you purchased from Drugsale Network a box of only 30 tablets.

I bought more from another drugstore.

It’s not showing on your credit card sir.

I paid in cash.

But according to your bank statement you did not withdraw that much cash.

I have another source of cash.

This is not showing on your last tax form, unless you got it from an undeclared income source.

WHAT THE HELL? ENOUGH! I’m sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. I’m going to an island without internet, where there’s no cellphone line, and no one to spy on me ...

I understand sir, but you’ll need to renew your passport ... it expired 5 weeks ago.

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Posted: 05 September 2017 08:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Posted: 08 September 2017 09:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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The best defense against hacking is to learn the normal kinds of traps hackers try to get people to fall for. Software protection is good, too, and you generally get what you pay for. But don’t force your top-end software to have to work hard either. The best software will be defeated if you let people hack at it long enough. Learn how to identify different kinds of hacking attacks yourself and you cut off the vast majority of attacks before your computer ever has to deal with it.

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