Security improvements in Windows 10

Security Improvements in ransomware protection in Windows 10 Ransomware is the most extensive digital danger to safety and productivity now a day. Its impact is touched everywhere around the world. No computer user is safe, from the average home users that they could lose the ability to perform daily Internet activities, and all the way to organizations whose business operations can be toothless by ransomware infection are affected. Many high-profile events have demonstrated that ransomware can have shattering effects on all of the desktop users. Microsoft upgrades their Windows 10 to be more secure because they recognize that the threat to output that shameless modern cybercrime represents and capitalizes significantly in a thoughtful and simple strategy that is showing to be effective as new attacks arise. Microsoft has observed that extremely skilled and well-funded attackers can find unexpected paths to their aims. So, they detect and help avoid these threats with advanced defence services such as Windows Defender Antivirus and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.   Microsoft’s Windows Defender AV on Windows 10 controls the power of the cloud and artificial intelligence built on top of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph to quickly identify new threats, this include ransomware, as it first sees anywhere around the globe. In the Windows 10 Creators Upgrade, they significantly improved the ability of Windows Defender AV to recognize and stop ransomware more efficiently and faster than ever. With the Windows 10 Creator update, it will have a deeper level of the technical details on the ransomware detailed investments in Windows 10 Creators Update.   Security structures built in Windows 10 reflect their next-gen,...

How to validate that your home router is not compromised

The wireless router can be the easiest target for hackers to compromise your network, if configured improperly. Hackers will employ many different methods to attempt to hack your router. Some of these methods that I will be talking about include Wi-Fi hacking and DNS hijacking. There are many different preventative measures than can be taken to ensure that you have a secure router. Setting up a secure router is very important because not only can your network and personal information be compromised, but you may be held legally responsible for all of the potentially illegal traffic that goes through your network. Validate that your router is secure A popular method for hackers to compromise all devices in DNS hijacking; DNS hijacking is when a hacker subverts the resolution of DNS queries. In other words, they can direct you to malicious websites even when you try to visit a known secure website such as your online banking website. This can be done to a personal computer within a network, or even the router if a router has vulnerabilities within its firmware. There are tools that exist to test if you are a victim of DNS hijacking. One such tool is F-Secure, you can check your security with this tool by visiting f-secure.com/router-checker/. What this tool does is analyze your own router’s DNS requests to see if they are being redirected to a third-party rogue DNS, or if the DNS requests are acting as they should.   Hackers may also try to gain access to your router by cracking your Wi-Fi password or simply joining your network if it is left...

How to setup and configure a wireless network in a secure manner

An improperly configured wireless network can present massive consequences for anyone. Consequences can range from freeloaders using your internet – to malware, data theft, and liability for illegal activity. If your network is left open and unsecured, you are practically inviting freeloaders to use your internet; you wouldn’t leave your doors open and unlocked at night, would you? You might know your neighbors well, but you do not want to be responsible for them or their kids downloading movies on your network. More dedicated hackers would prey on networks might prey on wireless networks using old weak encryption or might even try to guess weak and common passwords regardless of what kind of encryption you are using. Methods of Attack You should not only worry about those who live around you, there is a method called ‘wardriving’ that hackers use to prey on wireless networks. Wardriving involves people driving around, searching for and trying to gain access to networks while in a vehicle. Obviously open networks can be joined with ease, however there are more complex methods for more knowledgeable hackers. They use software such as Aircrack to obtain a handshake with a wireless network. The handshake is the exchange of the encrypted key between the client and the wireless router. The handshake is retrieved by sending de-authentication packets to disconnect devices from the wireless network; they then wait for a device to reconnect (most will automatically). Once a device attempts to reconnect, Aircrack captures the handshake as a .CAP file. The .CAP file can then be cracked with Aircrack using the CPU or converted to another format to...
2017-2018 Best Computer Schools and Information Technology Degree and Diploma programs in Milwaukee Area

2017-2018 Best Computer Schools and Information Technology Degree and Diploma programs in Milwaukee Area

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HOW TO SETUP AND CONFIGURE WIRELESS NETWORK IN SECURE MANNER

Wireless networks are setup based on the administrator or end user’s goals, which includes:  speed, range, and security.  Deploying secure wireless networking is an ongoing practice.  Employing encryption to protect wireless network is one of the best manner to protect your wireless network from attacks and interceptions.  Encryption is the process of preventing unauthorize access by changing information or data into a code.  Wireless network users have an option of choosing between three common forms of secure encryption.  These options are: WEP, WPA. And WPA2.  Details regarding these protocols can be accessed through Wireless Encryption Basics.  Passwords are simply one level of security.  Encryption and selecting the right wireless broadband router are also essential when setting up your wireless network.  Another facet of setup of routers that should be considered is location.  Placement of the wireless router near a window means that your wireless signal range reach too far outside the house where it can be easily interception by cybercriminals.  Place your router in the middle of you house so all rooms have the same internet access.  When you leave on vacation, make sure to disable your wireless network, prevent an opportunity for malicious hackers to attempt to gain unauthorized access to your network. Here are great points about securing your wireless network: New technology on routers has wi-fi protected setup which has a WPS button to lock the device during setup. As with any software, check the manufacturer’s website for updates to your firmware. Disable SSID in your wireless setting which will prevent your device showing up is a list of nearby network. Each device on the network...

How to remember only one password and maintain high levels of security with LastPass?

A long time ago, computer hackers were considered geeks who sat in their basement or garages and became expert programmers… that is the movie's version.  In real life, hackers have no single descriptive factor.  Today's hackers are defined as a person or persons who gain unauthorized access to users’ information for the intent of personal gains or malicious activities… it could be a friend next door, a family member in your home, or a complete stranger thousand miles away in a foreign country.  Years ago, hacking required hours of sitting in front of a computer trying various methods to gain unauthorized access through different levels of security on a computer system or network.  Now, is it as simple as running a program or utilizing a hacker tools which exploit weak points and vulnerabilities and penetrate private information.  Sometimes, hackers take only a passive role and observe network activity, while others take on a more active role and simulate attacks and use confidential information for malicious gains.  Whatever the case, it is an invasion of privacy and breach of security … we are now in the new era of cybersecurity.  With all the worms, viruses, malware, spyware, how can users maintain and secure password credentials and personal information? If you are like me, all passwords are conveniently “remembered” on your personal laptop or computer.  But, if you need to logon to a site using a different computer away from home, you either:  a) reset your password after successfully advancing through a two-factor authentication (for example:  email address associated with account or “what was the name of your first pet?”) or b)...