I again everyone! I wanted to suggest another Weekly Topic of Inspiration about "Taking the Offensive Against Hackers." These days, we all know that we should use updated antivirus and firewall software to help keep "malware" out of our PCs. That's a given. But what ELSE are we doing to both protect our PCs and even to strike BACK against the hackers who are trying to get into them?
I think we'd all learn a lot from Hubbers' articles about this!
Fantastic topic, Dave!
I would be very interested to read about the methods everyone employs to stay safe online.
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Hi Everyone, I just posted my hub for this topic. It's at:
http://davepowell.hubpages.com/hub/Nail … o-the-Wall
I hope you enjoy the approach... and find it useful!
Oh, this is exceedingly useful! Wow! It's fun how you've tied the tips in with a narrative, too.
This hub is truly *PRICELE$$* Dave! The fun setting you provide makes the feel of this article amazing. (I half expected Sam to play it again...). This really is a fun way to learn how to keep your PC hacker free! Thanks for writing it.
I am not real literate at this computer stuff. My account has been hacked twice now. My facebook and my e-mail. I don't know how they do this, but I hope to try and stop it with some kind of anti-virus.
Now's a great opportunity to figure out how to best protect yourself! Perhaps then you can write a Hub on the common mistakes many folks make that can lead to being hacked and how one can avoid them!
Just make sure you are changing your password occasionaly and if you opening your accounts in public make sure you are clicking off where it says save passwords
We are buying Mac's
Not a virus in years.
"Buy A Mac™, Stop The Hack!" ~ me, a programmer and one time neophyte.
Some writing ideas:
-What Hacking actually is.
-Why A hack and A Hacker are not the same.
-The differences between a neophyte, a hacker, etc.
-Why hacks are 99.9% effective on Microsoft & only 0.1% on Apple Technologies.
-Who wrote the first hack script. (that should be a real eye opener).
-What Trojan horses and Worms are.
-How hacking/hacker of the '80s became the security of today. (i am not saying that is a good thing --at all. jeje)
-What programming languages are easiest to hack and why "Windows" never close.
-Why DOS is still hackable even with every firewall on earth.
-What hardware can make hackers jump for joy.
-Why the Software of your Hosting Company could be drawing hackers attention.
-Why some Hacks are useful -sloppy yes- but useful nonetheless, to programmers.
-Why Cocoa programing language is so difficult to hack.
-How Android™ Technology & Apps encouraging a new generation of hackers.
-Why things like Open Source, Joomla! and Drupal are a hackers dream.
-Why Teens make the best hackers.
-What is a Fire Sale.
And, you know, stuff like that.
Cool Topic. Cheers,
a once member of: <promotional link>
Yes, Apple and Linux/Ubuntu computers are still more secure than Windows PCs. But even they are increasingly at risk. A friend of mine just had to take her MacBook Pro to the Apple store for a throughout virus cleanout. Really shocked her when it hit!
My Mac is still in for repairs from a similar situation...it seems no one is hacker safe these days. The more they learn, the more we need to learn! I am loving this topic Dave.
Thanks so much everyone... I'm SO glad you are enjoying the content and the approach! And... I'm sorry to hear about your poor ailing Mac, K9. Maybe I should send Dirk by... if he gets out of Moldova! ;-)
I may be able to find the old hammock, and I do make a great umbrella drink...
Another thing about the Mac Attacks,...they are a lot more expensive to get repaired than a PC attack! The Mac team had to actually begin working on mine in a clean-room environment (first hour $175, then $80 hr for every hour thereafter ). I have (had) a ton of programs on that machine that are not replaceable. I'm thinking this is NOT a good sign for any hope of recovery and repair...?
Again, I love this topic!
OMG K9... I'm stunned. Maybe my wife and I will have to readjust our thoughts about switching to a MacBook! I'm so glad you love the topic... maybe someone can one like it about Macs?!
Don't get me wrong Dave; in my world Mac is King! If I had been more aware that even as it is less likely to get hacked on a Mac, when it happens, it can be a real horror story, I surely would have taken far greater precautions! (Totally paying for it now...literally.) But, for me, I would choose a Mac over PC every time. I'm a big photo person, so PC has no chance of comparing to what Mac can do for me, (IMHO).
I have written a hub on this topic, at:
http://anasshad.hubpages.com/hub/save-c … om-Hackers
The hub includes information about what is computer hacking and what are the dangers of computer hacking. It also includes tips on how to protect our computers and data from hackers.
This is a great primer, anasshad! Nicely done!
"Prevention is Better than Cure!" --- Love it!
I just completed my contribution to the weekly topic...
Monitoring A Website For Hacker Cyber Attacks
It's a discussion about how hackers are searching for back doors to get into website servers to get useful data. I monitor for this on my website and discovered an attack attempt almost every day.
I think your Pro-active approach to Hacker attacks is outstanding Glenn! Thanks for offering us a peek at your tactics. You have much to teach us...
This is a really fantastic one, Glenn Stok! You're rather on top of things!
does that new e stand for eclectic? does it move around with your wardrobe changes? congrats, it seems that you've arrived Kim.
no one hacked you. It means you are a Hubpage elite, which means you are one of the volunteers who greets new hubbers etc. All people with an e are volunteers who greet newcomers.
To those of you who have not been following the WTI question thread, to which folks are posting their Hubs as answers, I'd like to point you in that general direction- folks have been adding some cool answers: http://hubpages.com/question/136668/wee … st-hackers
For example, Ania L wrote a great overview on online security essentials: http://anial.hubpages.com/hub/AntiVirus … Essentials
This has proven to be a most educational theme!
Not sure I am going to enter this but when discussing online security too much security can be just as bad as not enough - I wrote something a while ago but the synopsis is there are three areas to be concerned with router, pc and network. Make sure only your pc has the firewall and internet security because if you use the router + windows + third party package security it is too much...Just saying...
Hey everyone! Thanks so much for getting involved in this week's topic, and big thanks to Dave Powell for thinking of it!
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I just realized I answered the question and then forgot to post the link here
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