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Supplementary class materials

“Hackers, Viruses, and Phish: Avoiding Potholes on the Yellow Brick Cyberhighway”

This web page provides additional information and resources for attendees of the presentation. The lists here are not intended as exhaustive, nor should they be construed as endorsements, but they should help you get started.

As we discussed during the session, "security is a process, not a product."  Information security is a tough subject these days, with the average PC the target of organized crime.  Windows systems tend to be more vulnerable than systems running MacOS or Linux — but no system is invulnerable to attack.  Following the precautions discussed will mitigate the risks, and the software tools on this page will likely be helpful.

Password Management

Anti-virus Software

Firewall Software

Backup Software

Domain Name Services

Other Software