Get smart with 5 minutes tutorials/IT-Security/Part 3: Update your Third Party Applications!

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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 ;)

.Learning IT-Security

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What we already learned in Part1 + Part2:

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The browser, such as: Internet Explorer [IE], Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeSafari + … is the entrance portal 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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Very important and what most of people don’t know and don’t realize: Any installed software on your computer must be updated as older versions might have a vulnerability who could get exploited by the bad guys to take control over your computer!

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Let’s go for part 3: Update your Third Party Applications!

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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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First a reminder and the most important to know to have best protection on your computer:

 What you MUST KNOW!

      • Automatic Windows Update must be enabled
      • Third Party Programs are responsible for 78% of vulnerabilities!!! What are Third Party Applications (Programs)? Knowing that third party programs are vulnerable also, we must update them also! Use SECUNIA PSI to update automatically third party programs https://secunia.com/
      • Browsers (ALL) need to get updated!
  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

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Third Party Programs are responsible for 78% of vulnerabilities!!!

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Knowing that third party programs are vulnerable also, we must update them also! Use SECUNIA PSI to update automatically third party programs, install it ===> https://secunia.com/ <===

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Watch the video to realize it…

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And here, below, Secunia PSI Country Reports, Q1 2014 and 2013 reports, check them:

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SECUNIA Country Reports 2013-2014

Click on image to see the reports!

 

 

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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 andSecurityEnhancementStructure)....


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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