We’ve been talking about malware and badware. What can you do about it? Digital Defenses 101 – Malware, Part 2 Well, its time to talk about defenses! Anti-virus, anti-malware, and more! https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-malware-removal-and-protection-software https://www.techradar.com/best/best-malware-removal https://support.apple.com/guide/security/protecting-against-malware-sec469d47bd8/web https://www.malwarebytes.com/pricing
What is a firewall? Is it hardware? Software? What does it do? Is it in your computer or somewhere else? Digital Defenses 101 – Firewalls We talk about it! https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what-is-a-firewall-6870c88d-69b6-4db4-9cb1-0e4afa7a8603 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewall_(computing) https://its.ny.gov/sites/default/files/documents/beginners-guide-to-firewalls-2012.pdf https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-your-computers-firewall-on-and-off-for-begi-5805326 https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/do-you-need-a-personal-firewall https://www.howtogeek.com/205299/how-to-ensure-your-home-router-has-the-latest-security-updates/
Nobody likes eating their vegetables. Nobody likes doing laundry. Nobody likes emptying out the cat’s litterbox. Nobody likes backing up. Digital Defenses 101 – Backing Up It’s a dull, ordinary, boring task that nobody really likes doing, everyone should do, and often doesn’t get done. https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-beginners-guide-to-pc-backup https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-cloud-backup-services-for-business https://www.acronis.com/en-us/articles/backup-rule/ https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/business/resources/3-2-1-backup-method/
Your computer is your castle! And the trick with castles is sometimes they come under siege. Digital Defense Overview – Part 1 We’re beginning a series on Digital Defenses! For more reading, PC Magazine has a great article!
We continue our introduction of Digital Defenses. Digital Defense Overview – Part 2 In this overview we’ll go over what we’ll be talking about the next few shows. If you’ve got questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
As always, there are online attacks, scams, and badness running amok. Online Scams – 2022 Are things the same as before? Or has it changed a bit? https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2022/01/new-dazzlespy-malware-attacks-macos/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-in-2022-were-all-screwed/ https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-best-practices-an-open-letter-to-end-users/ Also, our friends at the Dairy Road OfficeMax/Office Depot have given us a FANTASTIC prize! It’s Monster Quest RGB Corded Mechanical PC. What’s great about a mechanical keyboard? Well, Tom’s Hardware has an article about that. If you touch type (or game) its great!
Is it time to upgrade to Windows 11? Windows 11 – Is it time? Its been out for a while, they’ve been working on it, and maybe it’s okay now? Well, depending on YOU? Yeah, it might be! We talk about it and how things have come plus why you might not. https://www.pcmag.com/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-windows-11 https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/26/22902477/microsoft-windows-11-update-android-apps-preview-taskbar-notepad-media-player https://www.windowscentral.com/people-are-adopting-windows-11-twice-rate-10-os-upgrade-offer-ahead-schedule
Many artists are so busy with being artists that the whole creative professional side of things is scary. There’s a lot out there! Ranging from art thieves to NFTs and more, it enough to make you want to hide your brushes and sculpting tools. Digital Art w/Ben – Part 2 We touch on these subjects with Mr. Ben, our resident artist, teacher, and all around smooth talkin’ favorite guest!
How many web browsers are out there? A lot, actually. Comparing Browsers So, when if you’re ever unhappy with a browser, why stay? As such, knowing how to change browsers is a good thing! Changing will get easier in Windows 11. Eventually. https://www.neowin.net/news/a-welcome-change-on-windows-11-choosing-a-default-browser-gets-a-bit-easier-with-build-22509/ Get Firefox! https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ Get TOR! https://www.torproject.org/ Get Chrome! https://www.google.com/chrome/ Get Opera! https://www.opera.com/ Get Vivaldi! https://vivaldi.com/download/ Get Brave! https://brave.com/download/
Video chat, video conferencing, and online conferencing is pretty normal now. Work, school, friends and family, folks who never thought they’d be doing it are now! Video Conferencing So, we revisit the topic with some tips and tricks from our experience over the past year!