Noticing a slower WiFi connection? Neighbors could be jumping onto your unprotected network and sapping the speeds that you pay for! Nerds on Call has a few tricks for setting strong passwords and settings to keep your network safe. By password protecting your WiFi network, you can prevent neighbors from jumping onto your network and slowing your speeds. Nerds on Call can recommend strong passwords and security settings to protect your network!
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Questions nerds often hear about Redding Privacy Security Configuration
Is there a program to keep my pc private?
There are many different programs we recommend our customers use, such as Webroot antivirus and Malwarebytes
How do I know if a website is secure?
Look at the address bar at the top of your browser. If there is an S at the end of http that means your connection is encrypted. However we also recommend using an antivirus program that will warn you if a website is not safe
A firewall is a security system that controls incoming and outgoing network traffic by monitoring and blocking unauthorized access.
Spam email refers to the bulk sending of unwanted or irrelevant emails, often for commercial purposes. Spam emails are generally created to promote a product or service, but they are sent to email addresses that have not requested to receive them.
A phishing scam is a type of online fraud that is typically carried out through email, social media, or text message. It is an attempt to trick individuals into providing sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal information. The scammer, who poses as a legitimate entity, typically uses a sense of urgency or fear to persuade the victim to act quickly. The scammer may also use social engineering techniques like mimicking a well-known brand or authority. The goal of a phisher is to steal the personal or financial information of the target. Common examples of phishing scams include emails that ask for personal information, suspicious links or attachments in an email, or social media messages that ask for sensitive information.
Malware is any type of software designed to cause harm to a computer system or network. This can include viruses, worms, trojans, ransomware and other types of malware that can steal personal information, corrupt or delete data, or use the infected device to perform harmful actions.