Unlike the ‘Pet Peeves’ post, here I would like to explore one pet peeve that we all share. And that is, about the ornery way computers act, how hackers and malware gets into our lives in the first place, and what you can do about it, in a day and age where it really seems like machines are gaining the upper hand over us! I will tell you of a personal experience, just so you can relate. It’s rather noisy around me on a rather constant basis, so concentration can be difficult at times. So if something sounds weird, it means I’m gonna blow myself up! LOL! Enjoy the post!
Meet Your Destiny…
Computers don’t always co-operate with what we want them to do. And part of the reason for that is that we need to upgrade our brains to cope with and handle new technologies as they emerge! Moore’s Law tells us that this ‘new technology’ will double every 3 months. Hence it would be only logical that we should upgrade our knowledge about computers, at least that often. Unfortunately, very few of us take the time to do that, resulting in hackers, and or malware completely taking over your system. Or worse still, cleaning you out and shutting you down! It’s in your best interest to continually upgrade your software!
Software for fighting viruses, hackers and malware, is your first line of defense! If it should fail you, you’re going down! The problem is, most of us can’t afford store bought software, so we get it from over The Internet. So when you go to upgrade it, you get what looks like a legal upgrade because it’s disguised to look like the real thing! It helps your machine alright. But it also inserts it’s own Malware.
And even if you do buy it from a store, it may work just fine the first time, but as soon as you have to upgrade over The Internet, you run the same risk… What to do? Whenever you upgrade any virus, hacker or malware software, surf in ‘Privacy Mode’… Then you’ll be alerted to any hanky panky! And every three months. you should google search questions about tips protecting yourself!
OK, Who’s Out There?
For some reason I cannot phathom, my computer shuts down about every 4 hours whether I want it to or not. So just this morning, it changed it’s mind and decided to shut down early. I had just finished answering a comment to a friend, and just as I was about to press the send button, my machine shut down… It was almost as if someone were out there saying: ‘Not yet… Not yet… NOW!’
Someone may be watching everything you do and everything you say! True! A hacker once showed because someone at the other end has a video camera, he can watch you in your room typing away, even if you are unaware! And if they don’t like what they see or here from you, they can shut you down for good. So here’s what I did… I changed my boot sequence so any boot virus won’t execute properly.
Don’t Make It Your Life!
Sure! Knock yourself out and spend a couple of hours a day here if you like. But leave us not make it an obsession! How are you going to have experiences in life to write about, if you’re not out there living them? And you should get up and stretch and walk around for 5 minutes every hour or so anyway. When I change my routine and don’t intend to come around for a few days or a week or whatever, I unplug my modem. Then hackers down know where you are? They might just think: [Oh well… He kicked off…] and direct their attentions elsewhere.
E-Mails May Carry Other Things!
I don’t check my E-Mails, so don’t ever send me one. You’d be wasting your time! E-Mails are just too dangerous! How do I know you’re you? As soon as I should open that, malicious code could spread all over my machine. Just tell me to disapprove what you’re saying, and you can send it right to my blog without anyone being the wiser…
Well that about wraps it up for now. I hope I’ve given you some helpful information. Someday, this scourge will be over with! Meanwhile, it’s better for everyone if you should remain cautious, at least for now.