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Basic Computer Security

Here you can learn about (and put into actual use!) the fundamentals of good computer security. I am not a "licensed" expert, but my methods are based on sound reasoning, common-sense, and are backed up by many industry experts.

Members: 31
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2010

The WCN Basic Computer Security Group

We are open to all members who wish to "get in the know" about safe practices
and "good old-fashioned common-sense" things you can do to keep yourself and
your loved ones safe and secure online. Every journey starts with the first step.

Welcome aboard, and please feel free to comment and above all, do not hesitate
to post or ask some questions ... That's what we are here for! :)

Discussion Forum

Say NO to Internet Explorer 8 ! :( 3 Replies

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Darla Sep 12, 2009.

E-mail Hoaxes - don't be a part of the problem! :)

Started by Kumbahya Jun 6, 2009.

Flash drives - don't take chances !

Started by Kumbahya May 31, 2009.

Yet another GREAT reason for using a "Limited Account" 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Kumbahya May 11, 2009.

Windows 7 public beta ... 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Kumbahya May 11, 2009.

There's a new scam making the rounds ... 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Catman Apr 13, 2009.

The Importance of strong passwords 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Colleen Wasilieff Apr 2, 2009.

Reporting E-Mail Scams - and other evils 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Kumbahya Jan 27, 2009.

Creating a Limited Account in XP 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Mr Hey U Jan 1, 2009.

Laptops versus desktops

Started by Kumbahya Nov 22, 2008.

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Comment by Kumbahya on April 4, 2009 at 8:49pm
Yes another reason to NOT run in an administrator account, Patrick ...
Need I say any more?
Comment by Kumbahya on April 4, 2009 at 8:48pm
I had 2 crashes in the last 3 months and am thinking seriously of putting
another OS on my machine as backup ... like say, Ubuntu, so that if
Windows quits on me again, I will still get online ... but I have yet to test if
that Wubi Installer will actually know about my very advanced hardware.
Stay tuned. :)
Comment by Catman on March 8, 2009 at 12:02pm
E-Postcards.
Rather than making a thread, which few will read, I will just add it here. Robert can paste it into a new thread if deemed important.

Since I am so visible on the net (with many websites and "click to email") I see a lot of scams and links to get trojans. The newest and most prevalent being the E-Post card.

"Click link to view post card". Yes, it says a friend has sent you this.. A real one will say which friend, usually by proper name. I just received one, and didn't open it. I clicked Properties, then view source.

The link was a url using an IP number with a file ending in .exe. So, I nabbed the IP# and ran a check. It was from the Netherlands (a common origin of hackers). I surmised it wasn't real (I wouldn't have opened nor clicked anyway) and deleted it.

Who will I open an E-Postcard from? No One. My PC is too important to me to take any risks, So, don't be offended if you send me an E-Postcard and I don't reply. Just send me an email and say what you want there.

Thanks..
Comment by Kumbahya on December 25, 2008 at 10:59pm
Welcome new members ! Please check the discussions ... thank you. :)
Comment by Kumbahya on November 22, 2008 at 4:02am
Hello everyone - where are you?
Comment by Kumbahya on October 29, 2008 at 8:25pm
Woah - Patrick ... THANKS! :D
Comment by Kumbahya on October 29, 2008 at 7:07pm
I see we're getting at least 1 or 2 members a day ... this is great! :)
I'm going to add a Tech links section ...
Comment by Kumbahya on October 25, 2008 at 8:46pm
I also changed the "group image" ... I like the one of the gal on the laptop
better - and she's a LOT cuter than a computer with chains on it! :)
Comment by Kumbahya on October 25, 2008 at 2:05pm
Okay ... thanks everyone ... Please spread the word about this group.
Anyone who has ever had a virus or even thinks they do should be here
to bone up on their learning! :)
Comment by Amber on October 24, 2008 at 8:53am
thanks for the invite
 

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Discussion Forum

Say NO to Internet Explorer 8 ! :( 3 Replies

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Darla Sep 12, 2009.

E-mail Hoaxes - don't be a part of the problem! :)

Started by Kumbahya Jun 6, 2009.

Flash drives - don't take chances !

Started by Kumbahya May 31, 2009.

Yet another GREAT reason for using a "Limited Account" 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Kumbahya May 11, 2009.

Windows 7 public beta ... 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Kumbahya May 11, 2009.

There's a new scam making the rounds ... 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Catman Apr 13, 2009.

The Importance of strong passwords 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Colleen Wasilieff Apr 2, 2009.

Reporting E-Mail Scams - and other evils 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Kumbahya Jan 27, 2009.

Creating a Limited Account in XP 1 Reply

Started by Kumbahya. Last reply by Mr Hey U Jan 1, 2009.

Laptops versus desktops

Started by Kumbahya Nov 22, 2008.

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