Internet Security 
for the Lay Geek
Tony Bemus
Bemushosting.com/security
Penguicon 2016

 - A practical Guide to staying 
    safe on the internet.  
  • Get an AntiVirus/AntiSpyware/Firewall
  • Install updates or remove programs
  • Use strong unique passwords
  • Turn on Two Factor
  • Watch out for scammers
  • Don't use login links in emails
  • Don't over share on Social Media
Overview
Antivirus / AntiSpyware / Firewall
Antivirus: Program that scans for Virus Files
  • Auto Update
  • Auto Scan
Antispyware/antimaleware : 
             Program that scans for Virus Files
  • Auto Update
  • Auto Scan
Firewall: Program that blocks
                      bad guys coming or out.
Get an AntiVirus / AntiSpyway
Free:
MS Security Essentials 
Avast: https://www.avast.com/
Malwarebytes: 
        https://www.malwarebytes.org/
Hitman Pro:
        http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro
Paid: 
Norton Internet Security
Kasperski Internet Security
Install Updates !!!!!
Install Updates
Install Updates for Operating Systems:
  Windows, MAC, Linux, BSD, iPhone, Android
Install Program Updates:
   Flash, Acrobat, Java, Quicktime, and
   Web browsers (Chrome and Firefox)
Install Definition Updates:
  Antivirus, Anti-malware, and other
  security software. 
Remove Unnecessary programs
All programs have Flaws!
If the program isn't installed then
  •  It can't be attacked (Hacked).
  •  It doesn't have to be updated.
Use Strong Unique Passwords
Strong Password
Unique  Password
  • Long and hard to guess: 12 or more
  • Pass phrase (three unrelated words)
  • NO DICTIONARY WORDS
  • Use only in one place
  • Different for every site
Test your password: Password haystacks
https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm
Password Manager
The hard part of a strong unique password
  • It is hard to remember.
Keypass - http://keepass.info/
  • Opensource and free
LastPass: https://lastpass.com/ 
  • Inexpensive, Sync, sharable
Two Factor Authentication
Two forms of verifying you are 
who you say you are.
  • Something you know
  • Something you have 
  • Something you are
  • Password and a code
  • Password and Bio (Fingerprint or Eye scan)
Examples:
Google Authenticator
https://www.google.com/landing/2step/
https://duo.com/
Duo Security (Ann Arbor)
Be on the lookout for email scams
Do Not Click on Login Links 
from your email
Don't over share on social media
  • Vacation pictures = not at home
  • Account verification info can be 
     found on social media
Tony Bemus
Penguicon 2016
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