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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Taking the Offensive Against Hackers

  1. Dave Powell profile image60
    Dave Powellposted 6 years ago

    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!

    Sincerely,

    Dave

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Fantastic topic, Dave!
      I would be very interested to read about the methods everyone employs to stay safe online. 

      If any of you are not so sure what you might write about regarding online security,  consider these frequently searched for terms for inspiration: what is a firewall, password protection software, intrusion protection, pc security software, anti virus software, free internet security, antivirus software, network security, internet safety, anti virus gratis, windows security, panda security, computer security, information security, online virus scanner, cyber security, global security, best internet security, internet security 2011,  it security, internet security essentials, internet safety for kids, personal internet security 2011, web security, internet security reviews, pc tools internet security, cyber safety, email security, and internet protection.

      If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

      1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
      2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
      3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
      4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
      5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
      6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

      For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

      1. Dave Powell profile image60
        Dave Powellposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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!

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Oh, this is exceedingly useful! Wow! It's fun how you've tied the tips in with a narrative, too.

        2. K9keystrokes profile image93
          K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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.
          Cheers~
          K9

    2. profile image0
      lavender3957posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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!

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        Nina Gillposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hello,

        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

  2. jacharless profile image83
    jacharlessposted 6 years ago

    We are buying Mac's smile
    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,
    James.

    a once member of: <promotional link>

    http://www.antilogic.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sony-3d-viewer.jpg

    1. Dave Powell profile image60
      Dave Powellposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.
        K9 cool

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          So true, K9keystrokes! Gosh.. I think I need to brush up on Mac security T___T

  3. Dave Powell profile image60
    Dave Powellposted 6 years ago

    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! ;-)

    Sincerely,

    Dave

    1. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I may be able to find the old hammock, and I do make a great umbrella drink...  wink

    2. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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 mad). 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!

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Double yikes!!!! O_______O

  4. Dave Powell profile image60
    Dave Powellposted 6 years ago

    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?!

    Sincerely,

    Dave

    1. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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).
      Cheers~
      K9

  5. anasshad profile image76
    anasshadposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great primer, anasshad! Nicely done!

      1. anasshad profile image76
        anasshadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much Simone. I am really glad that you liked my efforts.

    2. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "Prevention is Better than Cure!" --- Love it! smile
      Cheers~
      K9

      1. anasshad profile image76
        anasshadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks K9 smile

  6. Glenn Stok profile image100
    Glenn Stokposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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...
      Cheers~
      K9 cool

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is a really fantastic one, Glenn Stok! You're rather on top of things!

  7. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    simone, someone hacked me an e!!!!  advice?


    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5575448.png

    1. sligobay profile image75
      sligobayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      does that new e stand for eclectic? does it move around with your wardrobe changes? congrats, it seems that you've arrived Kim.

    2. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    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!

  9. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 6 years ago

    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...

  10. anasshad profile image76
    anasshadposted 6 years ago

    Yes Simone. Thanks for suggesting this wonderful topic smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That was all Dave Powell! Glad you enjoyed it, anasshad. big_smile

  11. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    Hey everyone! Thanks so much for getting involved in this week's topic, and big thanks to Dave Powell for thinking of it!

    Our new topic for this week is up: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/84140

    Since it helps to write about holidays well before they arrive, we've made this week's topic Thanksgiving recipes. I hope you join in on the fun!

    1. Dave Powell profile image60
      Dave Powellposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, you're very welcome Simone... My pleasure!!  smile

  12. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 6 years ago

    I just realized I answered the question and then forgot to post the link here smile
    http://cashmere.hubpages.com/hub/Choosi … your-needs

 
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