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#287221 - 11/29/17 02:41 AM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: Tjin]
Eugene Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tjin
well syncing is also not without risk. One virus/randsomware can spread easily. A seperate external drive, cannot be infected if it's not connected.


I do make other backups on externals and swap those in the safe as well, but I'm also all linux so 99% less virus than anything else.

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#287911 - 01/17/18 08:10 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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to-do: Backup your files ( including photos) update your systems( including phone), order a spare charger and battery, improve your security

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#288083 - 02/02/18 07:08 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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beginning of the month reminder

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#289762 - 07/04/18 11:34 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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Update your systems, run checks, re-charge batteries, etc.

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#289763 - 07/05/18 05:50 AM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2748
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Okay, I'll play.

1. Assume all systems are either compromised or compromisable. This is the reality. Accept it and move on. Be a moving target. Be several chess moves ahead of your opponent.

2. Every morning, nothing happens until operating systems and security software are updated. 8 hours is an eternity in security-threat-time.

3. Your home router is a raging dumpster fire, security-wise. Each unit is massively out of date before you bring it home. It is a royal pain to update; is that a bigger pain than identity theft? And before you do anything critical, e.g. banking, unplug that router for a minute to reset any nasties that may have crawled in while you weren't looking.

4. Consider (if you are inclined) my approach: a disposable Linux universe for general surfing; and a Windows universe for work login, banking, and things that matter. These universes do not share data, logins, structured files, or storage devices, ever, ever, ever.

5. Consider reading this useful site every day (there are undoubtedly others -- open to suggestions!): https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/

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#290205 - 08/13/18 11:19 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Its time for your mid-month reminder -- Check your tech
1. charge
2. update
3. backup
4. test

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#291127 - 11/16/18 06:33 AM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Its time again.
- Check batteries (incl fire/smoke c02 detectors) extinguishers.
- back up info ( incl. phone)
- update software as necessary ( check your GPS)

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#291686 - 01/24/19 07:24 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Posts: 2396
Time to check your tech.

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