Hacker Prevention

So years ago my friend and I learned “how” to hack, but since then security has increased and hackers have a harder time to make their way into your machines.  HOWEVER technology still has it’s flaws.

Lets start with the simple basics of what you can do as a Non-Technical person.

HOME NETWORK

  1. Most companies now provide a modem that is also a router.  This is good because your “address to the internet world” (IP Address) is not given to a computer, but is given to the Internal-router inside your modem.  So if you have an ip-address of 192-168.1.# you’re better off.  IF that is not the case (i.e. you can only use one computer will give you this assumption) then you should buy a router.  From unpackaging shut down all devices connect Router > to Modem | Port 1 to > Computer.  Turn on in order Modem > Router > Computer.
  2. WiFi Networks – always so dangerous.  IF you NO security on your wifi – shame!  (I’ll get this updated in time to tell you how but it’s 11:30 pm and I’m tired)  But in the meantime ask for help to set up a NON-WEP encryption.  Do not use WEP anymore, it’s easily hackable.

PASSWORDS

  1. If you don’t use a password to get into your computer START NOW!
  2. Most file systems Windows XP and above have more security on the file system.  If anyone gets into your computer most likely will be prompted for a password.  If you have no password my first option is NOTHING!  Usually I can get in.
  3. Password type – Don’t do the typical Superman1 or Password1.  Adding a capital letter and a digit is not smart and easily hackable.  Try replacing “a” with the “@” or the “E” with “3” or “1” with “!” – – this is call LEET (1337) where symbols look like a letter.  So Superman1 can look like $up3rm@n! < not likely to be hacked ever.  If you’re not good and need simple then try an illegitimate compound word like Puppy1Timer8 (something that you can remember i like puppies and I’m always time sensitive and I wish I was 18 again)

 

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