Monday, November 30, 2009

Have you secured your computer lately?

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IF you have never heard of such a day before, now you have.

World Computer Security Day is an actual day. And it falls on this day – 30th Nov. CyberSecurity Malaysia is leading celebrations in conjunction with World Computer Security Day over here. Cybersecurity Malaysia is a government agency tasked with promoting cyber and Internet security among Malaysian Internet users

One of the world’s most substantial and important industries is dealing in computer and Internet security. And it’s not hard to see why, as you can’t underestimate the losses you could incur from a careless mistake when dealing with the security of your computer.

Imagine you have a whole list of highly confidential company documents, and your laptop gets infected with a virus which eventually wipes out all those documents or worse -- distributes them out to the public.

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Ouch.
But it happens.

Now imagine if you have a whole stash of self-made “personal” videos (ahem) and you don’t have a firewall, and someone breaks into your computer and uploads all of those videos to the Internet.

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Only God can save you then.

See CyberSecurity Malaysia as your friendly local online security expert. If you have fallen victim to a cyber security breach, you should contact them right away for help. (want to know how to do that, read on)

I know this might sound a bit too good to be true, but hey, check them out and find out for your self. You’ve got nothing to lose, especially if you’ve been duped online.

CyberSecurity Malaysia launched a website, Cybersafe.my, in August this year and that’s where you can learn and access a truckload of resources on computer safety, ranging from tips to videos.

If you have any true internet-horror story that you might want to share, like your leaked sex tape (just kidding), submit them to Cybersafe.my to share with the public and raise awareness about the importance of Internet security.

If you like the idea, then become their fan on Facebook or follow them on Twitter (@WCSDMY).


This is how you can report a case of online threat:

If you or your friend is a victim of computer security breaches or any illegal activity in the internet, you can
1. refer the incident to Cyber999 TM Help Centre by calling 1-300-88-2999
2. send email to cyber999@cybersecurity.my
3. fill up an online report at www.cybersecurity.my or www.mycert.org.my


So do yourself a favor today. Change your password (I did on my msn and email because it got hacked and wiped out all my contacts T_T), do a complete back-up on your computers/laptops, install or update your anti-virus software and stop surfing malware-filled porn sites.

Kapish?

3 comments:

  1. get a Mac..the most secure n stable ..:)

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  2. Or install a LINUX free open source OS which is free from virus attacks!

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  3. Nice post & nice blog. I love both.

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