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Secure your Computer!

Richard Hall - Thursday, December 30, 2010

We would like to hear from everybody by way of the comments section below on what we can all do to better secure our computers. From Computer Origins POV (and most probably yours), an Anti-virus program alone just doesn't cut it.

We have a few ideas to start you off:

  • Divorce Internet Explorer! Get the Firefox web site browser instead (or lots of others, don't forget to scroll to the right!);
  • If you get Firefox, add the NoScript addon to block all website "scripts" until you allow them (download here);
  • Install a key stroke encrypting application like KeyScrambler to confuse key-loggers.
Know something better? Feel free to add your own (tried & tested) application that could benefit everybody by making a comment below!


Richard Hall - Friday, November 05, 2010


Be aware of individuals ringing and claiming they are Microsoft employees or online repair technicians. The caller may mention that you have errors on your machine that they can help fix. There very well may be errors on your machine, but Microsoft or anybody that claims to repair computers will not know anything about the state of your computer from the other side of a phone (nor would Microsoft use this approach). If this happens to you then consider it highly suspicious and potentially dangerous.

If in doubt hang up.

Please pass this information on to anybody you thinks needs to know. If this has happened to you then please leave a comment that we will post here to help others recognise the warning signs.

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