April 16th Monthly Meeting Presentation Notes
End of an era: The end of support for Windows XP and MS Office 2003
Here is the link to the PDF of this morning’s presentation:
The SecurityNow videos can be seen at:
http://twit.tv/show/security-now/446 at 53 minutes in.
http://twit.tv/show/security-now/445 at 1:16:45 minutes in.
Creating a second user account in windows 7:
Choose “My computer is in a workgroup.”
- Follow the video, except create Molly with administration priveledges, with a difficult password, call the user MollyAdmin, i.e. YourNameAdmin
- Then Log off your old (Charlene) admin account, log on to the new MollyAdmin account.
- Go to Control settings -> user accounts -> manage another account, select (Charlene) and change its type to Standard User
- Logoff, and log onto Charlene for normal use.
Two browsers are better than one
Look for videos on setting up a second browser with higher security settings and how to make it your default browser. Use the weaker browser by default.
Anti Virus Suites
Here is a link to an independent tester of anti-virus suites:
Bit defender and Kapersky are pretty good.