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Keeping your computer safe — basic introduction

Keeping your computer safe — basic introduction

A whistle stop 5-minute introduction to basic computer security for individuals’ personal machines, emphasising software updates and software trust.


Peter Upfold

June 29, 2013


  1. Keeping your computer safe Peter Upfold

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  3. Keep software up-to-date

  4. Windows Office Java Flash Adobe Reader

  5. None
  6. 2

  7. Keep up-to-date antivirus

  8. Get rid of outdated software Install free antivirus from reputable

    source Microsoft Security Essentials — microsoft.com/securityessentials Windows 8 is already protected
  9. 3

  10. Install software from trusted sources

  11. App Stores Reputable download sites Don’t install something because you

    feel you ‘should’
  12. Advertising Advertising

  13. 4

  14. Be suspicious

  15. “OMG is this really you? http://t.co/Xzsfjud3”

  16. Is this in character? Is it enticing me to click

    something? Ask!
  17. 1. Keep software up-to-date 2. Keep up-to-date antivirus 3. Install

    software from trusted sources 4. Be suspicious
  18. Copyright © 2012–2013 Peter Upfold. http://peter.upfold.org.uk/ This work is licensed

    under a CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK licence.