How can an technically-unskilled person like me, protect themselves from a professional hacker?
Our bank recently informed that someone was trying to illegally access our online bank account. Our internet service provider security supervisor told us that the security software and monitoring they provide protects us from malware and viruses, and that it has to have been hacking. How can we protect ourselves from hackers?
Avoid unsecure wifi networks.
Install AVG, MalwareBytes, and Comodo Firewall.
Do not log into important sites, like your bank account or email, if you are on an unsecure network.
Do not follow links that are sent to you via email, unless you are expecting the email w/the links.
If in doubt, you are probably right.
Well, Even if your provider says that the service protect you against viruses and malware, I recommend to always have an anti virus and a anti spyware running locally on your machine and both updated. Second, turn on your firewall. And most important, never , ever , open suspicious emails, accept files from unknown persons and give secure information through web. Hope it helps. Take care.
My bank offers a service that will allow the bank to pay your bills online using their server rather than your own which could cut down the amount of info a hacker could get from your computer. All else I know is to keep the antivirus software updated and running!
Thank you for the great advice. I'll try these things out. Is one anti-virus better than another? (or maybe that's another question)?
Be carefull that is the only way to protect yourself from hackers. Always be uptodate with security patches in windows and also try linux which is comparitively less prone to viruses and hacks
Installing a VPN software solution might help a bit ..
if you haven't heard of it -- Firesheep is a new hacking sotware made available to the public and you at least probably should make yourself aware of how to protect against those type of common attacks
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ … ep_attacks
Here is one VPN software that I personally use and like
I did a video for you there
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