Basic computer forensics and security
NOTE: This Lesson is in the development stage and may include links to non-existsnt or uncompleated works, please be patient and live the links as they are, thankyou.--Ryan524 07:09, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- In This Lesson You'll Need To Read: b:Basic Computer Security Main Contributors: Ryan524
- Good Reading Also Includes: b:A Neutral Look at Operating Systems Main Contributors: Hyperlink
- Prerequisites: (none)
After Reading b:Basic Computer Security
Questions to ask yourself
1. Do I have a firewall? (hardware or software)
2. Do I have an anti-virus scanner?
3. Do I have a spyware scanner?
NOTE: Certain Operating Systems such as Mac OSX may not NEED any or all of the programs listed, this list is based on a Windows operating system. It is suggested that you read "A Neutral Look at Operating Systems" to determine the vulnerabilities of the operating system you use.
If you answered "No" to any of those questions: Look into getting what you lack, there are FREE software programs for each of the three basic computer security apps listed in the questions. Please note the FREE ones may not be as good as ones you have to pay for. Click Here for a list of many possible security apps, including their price, and where to download or buy them.
If you answered "Yes" to all of those questions: Well good job, be sure to continue to keep them updated or they will loose effectiveness.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to ask them in the Class Room.