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Do you have your computor security on automatic update? Or do you just trust that "she'll be right?"

By Mrs . Created on 14 Feb, 2021
The number of companies and individuals getting hacked has increased much faster during Covid than in previous times. Are you playing safe of just cruising, where computor security is concerned?
Computers and Electronics 97 votes | 11 Comments
Automatic update.

Automatic update.

Do it myself when I remember.

Do it myself when I remember.

Have a geek who does it.

Have a geek who does it.

Security. what security?

Security. what security?

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Automatic update.
Geoff said a week ago
The word is...COMPUTER !!!
Mrs said a week ago
Congratulations on discovering that I am Dyslexic and can't spell very well.
Automatic update.
Kate said a week ago
If hackers can break into NASA etc... I'm not that exciting and I don't need to hide anything, because I don't do dodgy stuff. I just use a strong password.
Automatic update.
David said a week ago
Yes. Also prompts for similar programs that monitor computer integrity.
Automatic update.
TC said 3 weeks ago
When on ADSL the "do not call register" worked just fine, but since the NBN rocked up, it's a no-go. I don't know the technical reasons why, it has something to do with NBN using it's own technology whilst the ADSL used existing phone lines to carry signals. You can block calls on your mobile, so there is no reason the same could be achieved on NBN, "if they wanted to" !!!
Automatic update.
West Swan said 3 weeks ago
I didn't know that thanks TC.
I must be one of the lucky ones that nobody could be bothered calling :-)
Automatic update.
TC said 3 weeks ago
In the past I've been running 2 x security programs (1 free and 1 paid) as a 'back-up' to each other. Most of the security companies have now got smart and ensure you can't do that as one conflicts with the other. I don't have security breeches on the computer I'm very careful what I let in, the problem now with NBN are the constant un-solicited overseas phone calls re-routed via Australian numbers on the land line.
Mrs said 3 weeks ago
Know what you mean. 75% of calls on my landline in the past month have been unsolicited junk calls. Happy to do the political surveys - due to upcoming election here in the west. But no I do not want to sign up for anything particularly fake stuff.
Automatic update.
West Swan said 3 weeks ago
Are you on the do not call register?
https://www.donotcall.gov.au/consumers/register-your-numbers/
It won't stop all calls but might help a bit.
Automatic update.
Mary said 3 weeks ago
Always Have it on automatic update
Have a geek who does it.
Eddie said 3 weeks ago
I have things on automatic updates also I check every day the likes of whirlpool and other technical forums what the latest virus / scam etc is going around (or has the potential to cause havoc).
I never open attachments on emails sms etc from people I do not know (and even some people I do know as I have seen some viruses use the address book on a friends computer and did a bulk email send of the code...
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Mrs said 3 weeks ago
Maybe the box should have been (have or are a geek) for people like you and my son. We have grown used to phone conversations where you mention something and get told far more that you expected to know because he is constantly monitoring multiple sources. Knew exactly what planes and helicopters were up over the fires in Perth and where they were in live time. And what planes were going in and out of the city from w...
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Automatic update.
Ecartar said 3 weeks ago
I learnt the lesson of keeping all programs updated the hard way many years ago, so now I have everything set to automatic update and also periodically do manual checks.
Mrs said 3 weeks ago
One of the biggest problems is people have their computor security on auto update. But when it says, it is due for renewal, they let it lapse for a month or 2 then renew. A perfect window of opportunity for hackers.