16 Tips To Protect Your Computer and Cell Phones Against Cyber Attacks

Tips to protect your computer against cyber attacks or hacks can be summarized based on the following heads.

The following are top 16 tips to protect data against cyber attacks.

1. OPERATING SYSTEM

Ensure you use an original operating system for maximum security. Also do your best to ensure that your OS is up-to-date.

2. AUTOMATIC UPDATES

Well, it depends on you. This is not compulsory. However, automatic updates ensure that your system has the best virus definition possible.

3. MANUAL UPDATES

If you don’t wish to have automatic updates enabled, endeavor to check for updates manually once in a while. Say, one or two times in two weeks. This is entirely up to you.

4.RELIABLE ANTIVIRUS

Well, this is obvious. Ensure you have a reliable antivirus installed on your computer. They protect your data against attacks and identify vulnerabilities. It is highly recommended to have antivirus installed on your computer. If you use Windows OS (especially Windows 10), Windows Defender is very efficient. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t install or try out Third-Party Software but this is entirely up to you. Personally, I have been using my computer with just the standard Windows Defender ever since I bought it, still yet to encounter a problem. I always install updates.

5. BACKUP

Data Backup is very important. Ensure you back your data up regularly, preferably to a Flash-Drive or any external drive other than the Computer itself.

6. CLOUD BACKUP

You can save your important files to OneDrive. Pretty cool. If the attack comes, you have nothing to worry about.

7. CONFIGURATION OF EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

Always ensure you have the correct configuration for your equipment and systems. FOR EXAMPLE, Wifi routers and Servers.

8. PASSWORDS

Ensure you always use passwords that are not easy for others to guess.

9. TURN ON FIREWALL

Firewalls help to identify hack or cyber attack attempts. Ensure you always have your Firewall turn on for the maximum security.

10. SSL CERTFICATES

It is a good practice to check the SSL certificate of the website you visit. Certificates help users to identify whether a website is secure or not. SSL certificates prevent users from fraud and their data from being stolen.

11. INSTALLATION OF THIRD-PARTY PROGRAMS

It is a fact that many software have malware bundled with them. Always install programs that are signed or authorized via CodeSign Certificates. Please run third-party software with absolute caution. If you must install such programs (those that are not signed), make sure you do some research about it on the internet first.

12.YOUR DATA GOT STOLEN

If your data got corrupted by the hacker, there are International Initiatives that provides various methods through which you can recover your files. Ensure you search the internet for that.

13. NEVER PAY MONEY TO HACKERS

There is no guarantee that your files will be recovered, so why pay them?

14. DOWNLOADS

Before you download that software, ensure you read up some reviews about them.

15. TOOLS TO RECOVER YOUR FILES

There …

Internet Eraser and Internet Cleaner Utilities

Did you know that all your surfing history is being recorded in secret hidden files on your PC? Every website, files, movies, clips, documents, and anything else you viewed on your PC is recorded in secret hidden files on your hard drive. Did you also know that unwanted images, banners, pictures and content that exists on websites you visit, can be downloaded on your PC without your knowledge?

Your computer is tracking all of your actions and stores the evidence on your hard drive. Anyone else can see where you have been on the Internet and the images, movies you have viewed, even everything you did on your computer would leave trace on your computer, an Internet eraser or internet cleaner tool is an important tool to have on your PC to protect your privacy.

Perhaps you stumbled onto one or two adult Web sites. Sometimes by accident. Perhaps on purpose. And you do not want your husband / wife, dad / mom, boss / colleague or anyone else to know you've been there. You can clear your history or empty your cache files in your browser's settings, but it will not protect you.

Scary as it may seem, your computer acts as a recording device that tracks your every keystroke. Even if you delete files and clear your browser history the information can be retrieved in seconds. Children, spouses, employers can easily pull up discarded files, or stumble on sensitive information located on your PC. Hackers can even steal your credit card numbers and other identity information by going through your Internet connection.

Internet eraser and internet cleaner tools works to secure the most vulnerable areas of attack in regards to privacy and identity theft. As you surf the web information is downloaded and stored on your computer that while helping to improve your online experience can also be used by identity thieves to collect personal and private information.

Some of the things collected on your computer as you surf the web are a history of the sites you visit, access information like usernames and passwords used to access online banking and other password protected sites, tracking cookies and even your credit card, bank account and social security numbers.

Installing an effective Intenet eraser and internet cleaner tool on your PC to protect your personal information is as important as securing your PC with Anti Virus and Spyware protection. …

Short Lesson On Handling Money For Young Kids

Parents are more aware nowdays that financial literacy is important for kids. If children grow up without the knowledge of handling money, they will end up paying for debts or credit card bills when they are old.

We teach children about money as they grow up. For young kids, it is probably harder for them to understand. I made use of the idea of ​​using what kids like to let them learn about money first. This is suitable for kids from about three and a half years old.

This lesson is about "You can not spend more than what you have."

I gave my two kids sixty cents each. Each of them spent twenty cents playing games. They are now left with forty cents. They decided that they want to buy sweets and chocolates instead of spending the remaining forty cents on games.

We proceeded to the candy store. They politely ask the shopkeeper how much the various chocolates, sweet and crackers cost. Most of them cost more than forty cents (about sixty cents to a dollar) except for a lollipop which cost exactly forty cents. I gently reminded them that they had only forty cents and that I have no more money. They finally decided to get the lollipop even though it was not their first choice.

The lesson is that even though they like the chocolate more than the lollipop, they can not buy it because they are only left with forty cents. I would not encourage them to borrow money for daily pleasures in life (unless it is for a calculated risk business). I thought it was a pretty good lesson because the children still got a lollipop in the end. It was a win-win for them and for me. If they can not find anything for forty cents or less, then they can not buy sweets. They could, however, use the money for games instead. It is their choice.

This seemingly simple theory is usually forgotten when we grow up. There are simply too much temptation for us that we find it very difficult to resist. There are perpetual sale the whole year round and most of us try to comfort ourselves by buying things we do not really need just because it is cheaper than the usual price.

There are new gadgets and new models of everything. (eg handphone, television, computer etc) We are almost always tempted to buy new and better things. However, are they really necessary? There is no issue if you have excess money of course. Most of the time we do not really need these things but it would be 'good' to have them.

Be aware and do not fall into the trap of advertisers. Advertisers have to do their best to market their products and make sure you feel you must have it. Think about it seriously before buying it. The old model may work just as well but not as trendy. Spend where it is necessary and where you …

How To Restore A 17" Monitor CRT Picture Tube

The first part of the article mentioned about how you can tap from the secondary diode to get the desire output through the 7808 voltage regulator. The weakness of this circuit is that it can’t power up the 17″ Monitor because the power supply have some limitation in delivering current to the bigger CRT tube. The power supply will either shut itself off or power blink. In order to counter this problem, we have to tap voltage from some other places in the Monitor. Unfortunately there were no more places (point) in the Monitor where you can tap the voltage to power up the bigger CRT tube. Due to we could not locate the point then we have to create (design) our own circuit. The best is to use the Monitor flyback transformer ferrite core and with wire loop around the core will produce high pulse ac. This high pulse ac can’t be measure by your normal meter.

With few turning at the core (external loop), you can get a higher ac output voltage to power up the CRT heater. This method only applies if you want to brighten up a Television picture tube. You can’t use this way on Monitor CRT because as mentioned earlier in the first part of the article, Monitor runs on different resolution. The higher the resolution, the higher the B+ voltage supply to the primary winding of the flyback transformer. The higher the B+ voltage, the greater is the voltage output at the secondary side making the output voltage (ac) produced by the external loop even higher. Thus this will make a sudden increase in the filament voltage causing an instant bright in the Monitor raster. Some monitor designed will shutdown if it detect a sudden brightness in the raster.

Even if the monitor didn’t shutdown and if the user decide to lower the Monitor resolution, the raster will suddenly become too dim due to lower B+ voltage. You may ask yourself why computer Monitor has its own 6.3 vdc output and why not like TV, the heater voltage comes from the secondary winding of TV flyback transformer? The answer is because the Monitor designer wants a steady 6.3 volt for filament and don’t want the raster to be affected by a changing in Monitor resolution. In order to solve this problem, after making about 7 to 10 loops around the flyback transformer core, you have to convert this high pulse ac into DC voltage. You can’t simply use any diodes for this purpose. A general purpose diode like the famous 1N5401-1N5408 would not be able to work in this circuit. The high pulse ac voltage will immediately kill the diode once the Monitor is switched “on”. You have to use an ultra fast recovery diode to do the job.

For your information, not all ultra fast recovery diode can efficiently run on this circuit. You have to select the diode type that has a faster speed time like a 50 nanosecond and below. …

Computer Art Software 101, What Does What

Computer Art 101. Introductory Basics.

Before you get started with computer graphics, you may want to take a good look at the basics under each and every image. I wish someone had shared these issues with me years ago when I was starting. Below is a list is what we will cover here. I suggest you read and experience the following before going on to our other segments and lessons. Here, we will cover;

What is a pixel?

Image size

Resolution

File Size

File Types

What is a Mega Pixel?

What is a pixel?

All images you see on the internet are made up of pixels. A pixel is defined as, “the smallest picture element.” You can think of a pixel as one of many little squares in your picture.

On the right you see two images. I’ve zoomed in on the image so that you can see the little squares that make up the image. These little squares are called pixels. Each one has a different color.

Each pixel can be one of 16,700,000 colors. This is the number of colors that the human eye can see.

Pixels are coded with color. Each color is represented by a number. These are called RGB values. Red, Green and Blue. To come up with 16.7 million colors, RGB values use 255 numbers to assign a value.

This would mean, no red, no green, no blue. This is the absence of color, or perfect Black.

Example

Red = 0

Green = 0

Blue = 0

This would mean turn the red all the way up, turn the green all of the way up, and turn the blue all of the way up. This color would be White, the full presence of red, green and blue. Example

Red = 255

Green = 255

Blue = 255

There are many systems that assign colors to web pages. Another numbering system would be called Hexadecimal Values.

Hexadecimal values are made up of a base 16 system. We are used to a base 10 system.

Base 10 means we have 0 , 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9.

Nine is the highest value.

Hexadecimals use 16 numbers, but because there are no numbers higher than 9, this systems uses letters after running out of numbers.

Base 16 means the following values are used;

0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, a,b,c,d,e,f

In this system, F is the highest value. It would be as strong and powerful as 9 in the base ten system.

Hexadecimal values are used to assign colors to web pages and images. The values are displayed using six values. A pair of values for Red, a pair of values for Green and a pair of values for Blue. The total value would look like this;

00 00 00 or FF FF FF

00 00 00

would mean, no red, no green no blue, this would be perfect Black.

FF FF FF

would mean full red, full green, and full blue, the would represent perfect white.

So Who Cares About Numbers and Color Values?

Millions …

How to Find PowerPoint Presentation on Your Computer and on the Internet

PowerPoint presentations are often utilized in schools and in businesses. They are powerful means of instructing the students as well as the businessmen since they can easily be captured with the visuals accompanied with the appropriate statements. This is why they are often used to explain, illustrate, demonstrate and enlighten the audiences of the speakers. Working with PowerPoint is also easy and thus, people are able to articulate what they want to express without difficulty. The problem with working with a lot of PowerPoint presentations is that they could often be misplaced. This is why you need to know how you can find PowerPoint presentation easily.

There are simple ways that will enable you to find PowerPoint presentation that you are looking for. First up when you want to search for PPT files on your computer, the simplest method is to use the inbuilt Find of your operating system. Windows users will definitely see this as an easy task since they can just go to the Start button and then select Search or Find. After that, they can specify the filename of the PPT presentation that they are looking for. If you have forgotten what the name of the file is, do not worry because you can simply enter ‘*.PPT’ and you will obtain all the PowerPoint files in your computer.

You may also need to specify the path in which the computer will search in. For instance, if you believe that the PPT file is located in the local hard drive C, you can just select C as the location. This will allow you to get the results faster. If you do not know the exact spot where you have saved the file, choose Desktop. However, you should be prepared to wait for several minutes especially if you have a large computer system.

Meanwhile, when you are looking for PowerPoint files on the internet, the syntax is not the same. Sure, you can use Google or any search engine to find PowerPoint presentation on the web but this does not limit the results to PPT files. It is a good thing that there are ways on how you can improve your searches on the web. To do this, you can go to your favorite search engine and then enter the topic that you are searching for. Then, key in ‘filetype:PPT’ For instance, you are searching for the exact phrase ‘strategic plans.’ You will need to enter in the search engine’s box the following: ‘strategic plans’ filetype:ppt.

To make things even easier, you can look for a PowerPoint file finder. They act like a PowerPoint search engine wherein they will help you find PowerPoint presentation in the last possible time. You can benefit from them if you really need the files in a few moments. They can give you the results in a minute and they also provide accurate results. These tools can only be utilized when you are searching for PPT files on your computer. If you want to …

Cleaning Computer – How to Properly Clean Out Your Computer

What lurks inside your computer? I’m guessing you probably don’t even know. When is the last time you’ve cracked open that case? Ever? It could be scary. In this article I will describe the process of cleaning a computer.

The first step in cleaning a computer is to shut your computer down. With your computer shut down, but still plugged in, touch the metal part of the power supply (where the power cord comes in at). This is just a basic precaution to discharge any static. Open up your case. On a simple case, it will be two screws on the back side of the case. If you are staring at the back of the computer, they should be on the right side. Remove these screws and open it up. If that isn’t the setup, you likely have a Dell or Compaq with a different scheme to open them. Most newer Dells need to be laid on their side, push the buttons on the top and bottom, and open. There are plenty of other ways a case could be setup, but you should be able to figure it out.

Once you’ve got your computer open, it might be dusty. Grab a can of compressed air. If you don’t have any, this can easily be purchased at your local Wal-Mart, K-Mart, or pretty much any general goods store. Blow the computer out. Make a special effort on the fans inside the computer, but just spray away. A word of caution, if you tilt compressed air too much, it will spray out as a liquid! If you need to get to a hard to reach place, bend the hose, don’t tip the can to an extreme.

If your computer has a front face on it, try to remove it. Again, this will vary a lot, but it shouldn’t take much to figure it out. The face is the very front part of the computer where the CD-Rom drives and what not will be sticking out of. Dust often gets trapped behind this part. I’ve seen computers with so much dust packed in here it looked like a dryer filter!

If the fans or other parts of the case are caked with dust and spraying isn’t cutting it, UNPLUG the computer, and grab a damp cloth (note, not a soaking wet dripping cloth) and wipe them down. Do not wipe on any of the components of the computer, just the case and fans. Be careful not to get water on anything. If you want, you can take the fans out, they are usually screwed on. As long as you’re careful though, nothing should happen. Should you get water on anything, wipe it off and leave the computer unplugged for awhile while it dries. As long as it isn’t plugged in, a little water won’t hurt it.

That’s it! That’s all there is to cleaning a computer. Just a bit of air blowing and wiping. And you were scared!…

Prospective Reflections on Computers and Technology

The millennium era is the season for information technology, internet and computers. They become the parts and parcel of our daily life. We cannot dream of living without them. In order to honor them, I provide in this article, various prospective reflections on computers and technology.

Here they are:

  • Technology is ruled by two types of people: those who manage what they do not understand and those who understand what they do not manage.
  • Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
  • The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
  • Information Technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can meaningfully talk about one without talking about the other.
  • Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they are basically good and smart and if you give them tools, they will do wonderful things with them.
  • Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem and a big idea turn into an innovation.
  • The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
  • I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They are tools of communication, they are tools of creativity and they can be shaped by their user.
  • Treat your password like a toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it and get a new one every six months.
  • The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I am talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
  • Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living.
  • With all the abundance we have of computers and computing, what is scarce is human attention and time.
  • The new information technology – internet and email – have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
  • Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
  • By the time we get to the 2040s, we’ll be able to multiply human intelligence a billion-fold. That will be a profound change that’s singular in nature. Computers are going to keep getting smaller and smaller. Ultimately, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier and smarter.

Summing up, those are quite a few reflections on computers and technology that speak boldly on their prospects, importance and efficiency.…

Runtime Error 28 – How To Fix This Error On Your PC For Good

The “Runtime 28 Error: Out Of Stack Space” is a problem caused by a lack of memory & other resources inside Windows. Despite this error occurring whenever you try and run certain programs, the problem will likely be with the actual settings / options of Windows preventing your computer from being able to correctly load up the settings / options it requires to run. If you are seeing this error, it’s likely caused by the way in which your PC will have some sort of problem with the software you’re trying to use – leading the errors to show whenever you attempt to perform a certain task on your system.

To fix this problem, you need to be able to first fix any of the potential software errors causing a problem, and then use a registry repair tool to fix the errors your system may have. This error will generally show in this format:

  • Runtime Error 28 – Out of stack space

The “Stack Space” which the error cites is actually another term for a set of memory allocations on your PC. The memory of your computer is used to help Windows read all the files and settings it requires to run, and is used to help your computer & software run as smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, the error you’re seeing generally means that the memory allocations on your system have been filled and are no longer available. The problem which causes this is mainly down to corruptions inside the software itself… but may have its causes in the likes of Windows & other software.

The way to fix Runtime Error 28 is to first ensure that all the software on your computer is working correctly. This can be done by re-installing the program that’s causing the errors through the “Add / Remove Programs” panel of Windows. By re-install the software causing the problems, you’ll basically be able to refresh all the files / settings which it has, allowing for any damaged parts to be fixed. This should resolve most instances of the runtime 28 error, but if you still the issue after doing that, you should look to update your PC to make sure that there are no known Windows bugs causing the issue.

After re-installing any erroneous software, you should then look to repair any registry errors that your computer may have inside the “registry”. The registry is a central database which stores all the settings and options that your computer & software uses to run. This is basically a big database which keeps everything from your desktop wallpaper to your most recent emails – allowing Windows to run extremely smoothly. Although the registry is highly important, it’s continually causing a large number of errors on your PC, and will be a big cause of the Runtime 28 error due to the registry files of your PC continually being damaged.…

Make Your Computer Run Faster With Reg Fix

All Microsoft Windows operating system has a registry. Your system registry keeps a big amount of info about your computer, is why we constantly ger feedback from people that after making use of their computer for a little range of time, it can not work the way it used to. This is caused by broken entries that inhabit in Windows system registry, that might be there because of programs that you did not use or programs that were never correctly. By these broken entries, you can elevate the performance of your computer.

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