Get smart with 5 minutes tutorials/IT-Security/Part 1: browsers

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Hi,

I start a new series of blogs with educational vocation who will be easy to follow as they take only +/- 5 minutes and by following them and by applying my advice you will become a champion in IT-Security ;)

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Let’s go for part 1: browsers

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A bit of theory. If you don’t like, switch to first screenshot shown below to start straight of for practice. But it might be good (important) to know that theory, take your time, please ;)

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The browser, such as: Internet Explorer [IE], Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari + … is the gateway for malware. You use your browser to navigate Internet and if your browser and add-ons are not updated they might lead you to a “drive-by-download“; thus meaning you infect your computer by only visiting a web site!!!

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===> No “Firewall” and no “Antivirus” will protect you against that! <===

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The practice now: Check your browser and add-ons for updates!

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This is very easy to check online, without installation of any program! Use Qualys BrowserCheck who will perform a security analysis of your browser and its plugins to identify any security issues.

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QUALYS BrowserCheck Results

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===> Here is the link: Qualys Browser Check <===

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When using Twitter and when you want to know more about IT-Security and Social Media and its best use you should know this first:

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Best Hashtags for IT-Security are: #itsecurity #cybersecurity #Infosec #security #Internetsafety #Onlinesafety

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Very important: make the community strong!

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Build a strong community by sharing the learned knowledge to others through “Social Media” such as Twitter, Facebook and others…! This is very important, as more people know about it as more yourself profit from it; thus meaning: less infected computers on Internet is less trouble around. Let me explain visually by terms you understand already, no technological explaining.

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If a person is infected by a virus it will infect also other persons, OK? Same for infected computers, they will infect also ALL other computers trough contacts, OK!? So, as more computers are protected and if people who know how to stay protected share that knowledge as more as possible, the risk of getting infected will get reduced considerably!

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Check out also these links for deeper knowledge:

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Ready for part2: Check your computer? Here we go http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorialsit-securitypart-2-check-your-computer/

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 Gust MEES.Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure)..


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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