Computer Security Basics

Computer Security Basics


Level: Beginner
Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy
Length: 30 Minutes

Security / Data Integrity

Purpose of Class:

This class introduces you to the basic concepts of computer security.

Topics Covered:

Defining Hackers
Updating Software
Antivirus Software
Antimalware Software
Site Advisors
Internet Security Suites
Web Browser Security Problems
Class Notes:

Defining Hacker
There are many reasons why people hack. Some do it for fun, profit or to prove a point.
Hacking is simple enough that a 9 year old can do it.
Software Flaws / Updates
Are the prime reasons computers are compromised
Anti Virus
Protects against viruses
A virus is self replicating and tries to damage a computer
Anti Malware
Malware is software that’s primary purpose is not to damage a computer
Malware generally tries to collect information about a user, or tries to force a user to visit sites or buy products.
Hardware firewalls are built into routers
Software firewalls are installed onto your computer
“Security” Suites
Security Suites can be worse than hackers — We have met the enemy and he is us.
If you use an account other than ADMINISTRATOR or ROOT when you normally use your computer you will be more secure.
Site Advisors
Warn you if you are going to an “unsafe” site
Web Browsers
The Problem with Internet Explorer is that is does more than just browse the Internet.
Firefox and Chrome are better but still have problems

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  1. Turning Null
    Turning Null 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Computer Security Basics: Rule 0 — Just don't use computer

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  2. Myname MyLastname
    Myname MyLastname 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    10:13 sounds like Bill Gates and Fauci stuff.

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  3. Robert Jennings
    Robert Jennings 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Love your rendition. Loaded with talent.

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  4. Robert Jennings
    Robert Jennings 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Next get the we

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  5. Kimberly Dawson
    Kimberly Dawson 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    My professor know she could've found a better, updated video than this. This is torture and his quality is so annoying to watch. Introduction was beyond corny and uncaptivating. I hope the future CISM 2201 students have it better than I do cause this ain't it!

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  6. Jase Martin
    Jase Martin 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Have to watch this for a college computer science class, 10 year old video but still semi-relevant

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  7. Ly Huy
    Ly Huy 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    This is too entertaining to be a computer class.

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  8. Salomo Sandro Cipto
    Salomo Sandro Cipto 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Who are you ?
    Who is forrestknight ?
    This is makes me confused
    I dont know who the enemy and friend

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  9. CCMatt
    CCMatt 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Anybody else's professor free loading off this channel?

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  10. Nishaallen Gopal Dass
    Nishaallen Gopal Dass 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Is that a nadarajan statue I see at 30:00 , wow Eli is into Hinduism ? haha

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  11. rayn1ful
    rayn1ful 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    to manufacturers of these internet securiety suits, why cant you smarten up?

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  12. Shardu's Blunder
    Shardu's Blunder 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Back again for a project from my college class… SMH 10 year old video used for it…

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  13. Pedro Gumucio
    Pedro Gumucio 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    lol, nice video

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  14. David Jones
    David Jones 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Passwords! How can you do a security basics video and not even mention passwords!? It doesn't matter what antivirus or firewall you're running if you are stupid with your passwords.

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  15. BentKnot Broken
    BentKnot Broken 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    how does this all apply/not apply for Apple users?

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  16. Michael Saunders
    Michael Saunders 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    This video gets a like on the Intro alone lmaoooo

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  17. Ookami Michaelson
    Ookami Michaelson 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Love the speach 🤣. That foul breath

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  18. Shit Magnet
    Shit Magnet 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Thanks Eli. You're so smart!

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  19. Brandon Farfan
    Brandon Farfan 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    This vid was fun and informative to watch.
    And Eli's warrior antics, were so much more entertaining,
    than most AAA video games, and cheesy Hollywood movies.
    Good tut!👍

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  20. Naveen vinai
    Naveen vinai 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    Your computer security video is very helpful for beginners

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  21. Naveen vinai
    Naveen vinai 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    hi eli,
    i need to know about something in back of you at the "final thoughts" segment video, like a "statue"
    can you send me the history of that statue to mail [email protected] or to my whatsapp no +918489644438.

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  22. Jon Doe
    Jon Doe 6 January, 2022, 12:28


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  23. Nicholas Galliano
    Nicholas Galliano 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    One important note to add that was left out – do not open unknown or untrusted executable files

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  24. mthuthuzeli mthura
    mthuthuzeli mthura 6 January, 2022, 12:28

    thanks alot i never rely knee the difference between virus and spyware

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