Security is a big concern today but are you protected? As technology getting bigger the chances in you getting hack increases. Chester Jones Technology can help clog some of the gaps to make sure you and your family feel more safer online.
We can give you afforiable options on antivirus and anit spyware protection. We also have information on firewalls and why you should have them. We can also provide you information on how you and your family can bank and shop online much safer then just having antivirus software.
Most people don't relize there are so many security flaws in their computer. Most of the time one security software can't protect you from all the risk that out there. It may protect you from one thing but not another.
IN THE NEWS
Norse Corp and IP Viking has set up honeypots across the country. Honeypots is a fake device that looks like legit equipment that lure hackers into trying to brake in. Below is a live interactive map of real time activity happening across the country where hacker are trying to infect a mechine. If all of these fake honeypots are being infected think about all the real equipment around the country that is not being montior that is being infected.
Don't be trick into letting your bank or your favorite internet store tell you their website is secure. The fact is their website could be secure but hackers can still your information before your bank even gets it. You asking your self how? You could have spyware hidden on your computer hard drive. Spyware is a type of software that monitors your computer for information and sends it to another entity without the consent of the rightfull owner. Banks and online stores can install encription on their services but that won't stop spyware on your personal mechine from stealing it. Remember before you bank, buy something online, or enter any private information you want to hide from the spyware instead of the spyware hiding from you.
Did you know there is no antivirus program that is perfect? There are new viruses that comes out every day and until they start infecting people computers antivirus companies don't know they exist. Alot of people don't relize all there options before getting a antivirus and malware protection program. The fact is you could be getting ript off. Weather you are a home user or a business user there are plenty of options you should consider before going out and buying protection. We also reccomend you contacted us if you think you have a virus and have to pay to get rid of it. There is alot of scams out there that will trick you into paying to remove a virus and they will just run with your money.
Did you know most machines comes with a firewall. A firewall helps keep hackers out of your computer. It is recommend to keep check on yours to make sure it is always on. In some cases its good to have an extra firewall. We will try our best to help you in your decision on what options is best for your needs.
Keeping your computer up to date with the latest software and security updates is another important process in keeping your computer secure. Updates help fill in the gaps that leaves your computer vulnerable for hackers to attack. Updates can consist of Windows updates or updates of third party software.
ATTACHMENTS & DOWNLOADS
Downloading an attachment from a email or a software from a third party website could be danagerious to your computer. It could contain some type of virus. When downloading software from any source make sure you are only installing the software you want and not any additional software that could be malicious. If a email, a website, or a software looks suspicious it probably is. There are ways to check a file or a website through several engines to help make a decision on how danagers it is. There are steps you can take to help see if a email is real or fake.
It can be aggravating to try and remember several passwords. It is recommend to you use a different password for everything that you do. If a hacker gets a hold of one of your password he won't be able to get into anything else with the other passwords.
One the the biggest way other then spyware hackers steals information is by phishing. Phishing is where a hacker will create a fake website that looks identical to the one you are trying to access. In most cases the easiest way to tell them a part is to look at the web address on your browser and make sure it has the right address of the place you are trying to access. Sometimes hacker will use a zero for the letter o and do the same for some of the other characters so make sure you look it over good before entering information.
In some occasions it is important to back up your data. There is different options on how to back up your data and keep it secure. We will try and help you make the right decision on what options is best for you.
PRIVATE & PUBLIC INTERNET
Wifi is something that just about everyone uses but most people don't understand how to keep them protected while using it. Public wifi is one of the most unsecure ways of using the internet. Some people don't understand how easy it is to steal information off of a internet connection. Alot of people has heard that using public wifi is not safe but don't understand how it not but did you know that hooking up to a wired connection in a public place could be as danagers. Since there no password on the connection hackers can log on to the wifi connection run a software and sniff out information that is being travel over the router to cyber space. This is also why it is recommend to make sure you own private home connection has a password and eithernet ports are not easy accessibile. Another danger to private and public internet connections is if a hacker can get access to the router they can hide the wireless broadcast and create their own hotspot that looks the same as the legit one and steal your information.