Total Windows Security Tutorial - Beginner
Is your PC secure ? Are your data and your privacy protected ?
Nowadays, security is a main concern for everyone that works with computers: some threats are well-known, as virus, trojan horses, spams, worms, and maybe rootkits (malwares). However, many more threats exists - for instance, people attacking your home wifi network - and sometimes you don't even notice it.
There will be three major tutorials about security (Beginner, Advanced, and Extreme). I will try to cover exhaustively everything that can be done to secure your computer and your privacy (and that's really a lot of stuff !)
As I said, some threats are hidden; especially those harming your privacy. For instance, do you really know how 99,999% of the sites you access log everything you do (pages you access, links you follow, file you download, etc.) ? Have you heard about Google Analytics ? Do you know what the use of social networks as Twitter or Facebook implies to you ? Did you know they can use your image freely for advertisement ?
And the list continues: do you know how to protect from malwares ? What your computer do in the background, as auto updates that expose your privacy ? And from much more complex attacks, as MIM ?
I will explain all of this from the start, so, even if you don't know anything yet, you will understand !
- The very basic thing to do: choose a good password. You use password all the time; so choose a secure one. This page has a simple / complex random password generator.
- You leave frequently traces behind you: history, cookies, form filled data and so on. Learn how to delete them and keep your internet privacy. For Internet Explorer