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RST: Cyber security -- how to protect your devices

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Oct 15, 2013 2:22 PM

What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Wednesday, October 16, 2013:

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it is an opportunity to engage public and private sector stakeholders – especially the general public – to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment. That's according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which sponsors Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Security expert Chuck Davis will appear on Wednesday's Radio Smart Talk to answer questions about protecting your computers and other devices.  Davis teaches Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics classes for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He also is a Senior Security Architect at a Fortune 500 Company and previously worked as a Security Operations Manager for IBM.

We're now more connected than ever with the rest of the world but it also means that our personal information, social media communications, and intellectual property are more vulnerable too.

Every day there are criminals or mischief makers who attempt to take advantage of those vulnerabilities.  That's why it's so important to take steps to keep them from getting it.

What cyber security questions do you have?

For updates on security issues and tips on how to protect yourself online follow Chuck Davis on Twitter @ckdiii and read his blog at ckd3.com.

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  • Radio Smart Talk img 2013-10-16 09:06

    Jeanne emails:

    My friend notified me that my iMac had been hacked. She received a suspicious email from me with an attachment. I did not send her that email. I have since changed all my passwords. Is there anything else I need to do?

    • Chuck Davis img 2013-10-16 21:52

      Hi Jeanne,
      Thanks for sharing your story with us. Even though your friend received an email that looks like it came from your email address, it does not mean that your iMac was hacked. It is likely that either your email account was hacked or someone got a list of your contacts somehow (facebook, Google, Yahoo, or some other Internet service) and "spoofed" an email to make it look like it came from you.

      I think it is great that you changed all of your passwords and remember to use different passwords on each site if you can. That way if one password is guessed, the miscreant who discovered your password won't be able to access your other accounts.

      In addition to changing your password, you should make sure that you are running an antivirus tool on your Mac and make sure it stays up to date with a subscription.

      Thanks again for sharing your story with us!

      Chuck Davis

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2013-10-16 09:07

    Jeanne emails:

    My friend notified me that my iMac had been hacked. She received a suspicious email from me with an attachment. I did not send her that email. I have since changed all my passwords. Is there anything else I need to do?

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