In today's world of Internet insecurity, it's more important than ever to maximize your safety and privacy, both on line and off. That's why we think that you should use a computer that runs Linux -- because it's safe. Well it's safer, at least, than the two other most popular operating systems, Microsoft's Windows and Apple's MacOS. In this episode we provide an overview as well as some specific recommendations.
Episode 309 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #309 · Today's Security Technology
01:38 Bill has AI overload
03:44 The area of security changes so fast
04:07 Why Linux is safer
04:53 By default, Linux users do not run as administrators
06:36 Get software from trusted sources
07:04 Super User vs. Root
09:16 Linux requires your password to install sofware
10:14 Updates on Linux are never installed without your permission and always require your password
11:23 Good passwords are important
11:59 If you share your computer, setup a guest account
12:43 How is Linux setup to be more secure?
16:49 Passwords: A help or a hinderance for security?
17:42 Browser security
18:09 Tracking and cookies
22:08 Data collection by your operating system
23:15 How much information IS Windows 10 collecting about you?
26:22 ... and what are they doing with it?
28:27 Paranoia or just appropriately cautious?
29:24 Should you know what's in an update and have the choice of whether to install it or not?
31:49 Security patch release timing
34:19 Data collection and virtual assistants
39:30 Encrypting your data
43:21 Our basic Linux security recommendations
45:12 Use antivirus if you touch Windows files
46:05 Enable your software firewall
46:42 Stay updated
47:11 Use strong passwords
47:47 Make backups regularly
47:50 Install only from trusted sources
48:23 Use security-related browser plug-ins
48:56 Use common sense - be aware
52:53 Windows security recommendations
54:20 Run this list of software preventatively
56:05 Run this list of programs weekly
56:39 Run these programs monthly
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