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Hello, everybody, Craig Peterson here, you listening to me on WGAN. If this is Saturday, otherwise, you might be listening to me streaming on a podcast services and of course, you can find all of that at Craig Peterson dot com.

Hey, we’ve got a number of problems this week, some of which you might have heard of, I was listening to the radio earlier today. In fact, I heard an ad for one of these companies that supposed to be able to help you out if your data is stolen. Remember, some of those guys can be good, some of them not so good. And I want to give you guys something here, we’ll be talking about that a little bit later.

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Hello, everybody, Craig Peterson here, you listening to me on WGAN. If this is Saturday, otherwise, you might be listening to me streaming on a podcast services and of course, you can find all of that at Craig Peterson dot com.

Hey, we’ve got a number of problems this week, some of which you might have heard of, I was listening to the radio earlier today. In fact, I heard an ad for one of these companies that supposed to be able to help you out if your data is stolen. Remember, some of those guys can be good, some of them not so good. And I want to give you guys something here, we’ll be talking about that a little bit later.

But if you need security, you almost certainly have to do a reboot, there is so much going on today. And you got to kind of start from scratch. You know, I was out at client side a new client, and we were looking at their systems. And we found no fewer than three and sometimes as many five pieces of anti virus software on their computers. Now, there’s a few things to remember here when we’re talking about security. And I’d have Iris software. Number one is, it doesn’t work anymore. antivirus software is okay, in some cases, but it doesn’t work for many of the problems that we’re really facing today. You know, we have a bigger ransomware problem than we’ve ever had. Although it’s not going out to just about everybody. It’s it’s been more targeted than it used to be. And it’s it’s almost useless when it comes to the via anti virus because so much of this code now ransomware and others is continually morphing, thinking of a virus in nature. Why do you get the flu every year or cold every year? If you right? Some of us don’t. But why is there a new one coming out every year. And the reason there’s a new virus every year and a new cold virus that’s behind her maybe flu is because it is morphing. So your body’s immune system sees it but doesn’t really recognize it as an invader doesn’t recognize it as something that should be fighting. And before it, your minister really knows what’s happened, that virus is taking control and is using your own cells to generate viruses, then try and overwhelm your whole system.

Well, that’s kind of the simplified way of talking about it. Well, as much as the same true with the new viruses that are out there. They are constantly morphing themselves, they get onto one computer, it morphs itself before it goes on to another computer. And one of these weeks here probably pretty soon, we’re going to talk more specifically about these new types of malware. The never even put themselves out on the heart desk. It’s just amazing what they’re doing. And they’re using their internet connection in order to call home, but also in order to get another version of it. And it just gets kind of crazy. So when we’re talking about antivirus software, it doesn’t work. So what these guys have done is they put on multiple types of antivirus software from different vendors. Now I understand that right? I really do. What are you supposed to do? Well, maybe McAfee old kept some might catch some others, you know, the bigger Symantec packages might catch some others and see whether kindness anti virus is out there. And I want to turn on Windows Defender, and I’m going to do some stuff, make sure my Windows Firewall is turned on. And then I should be protected. And it makes sense when you think about it, right? They’re all not going to detect all of the viruses, they’re not all going to detect all the different types of malware. So maybe by installing three or four or five different versions, you’re going to be a little bit more covered, even if they all only cover say 50 or 60%. And the real number, by the way, right now is about 20%. But no, let’s say that will give them the benefit of the doubt. Even if they cover 50 or 60% 50 or 60%. Each time you install a new piece of antivirus software from a different company, you should be adding to that right. So maybe you get up to 8090 100%. That’s not what happened. What ends up happening is the anti virus software starts fighting with the other antivirus software. Because we went ahead and we installed a whole stack of software. It’s not just anti virus software. But it’s all kinds of anti malware software, which is what we do, right? That’s really what you have to do as a security professional nowadays, you can’t just have antivirus. So we saw this whole stack. And we got a call from a company that we had done this with we had just installed all of this stuff. We hadn’t removed all of their other antivirus software yet, because we want to do bit of a cleanup and get it going quickly, quickly, quickly because they had already been infected. So we had to go ahead and start doing some cleanup. And so we got a call from them. And the lady there was saying, Oh no, my Norton Antivirus software says you’re the software you installed is a virus. Well, that’s also true, because these antivirus packages are fighting against each other. And here’s why. Most of the antivirus software looks for certain patterns in programs that are installed on your computer programs that are in your hard disk is that’s the typical way. In our case for the last about two years now. We’ve also been monitoring all of the processes that are running in memory. So they’re they’re looking at it, they’re saying, Oh my gosh, this new software that Craig installed, it has something in it that looks like a virus. Well, yeah, in a number of ways. It does, as does the Norton and Symantec and the McAfee and everything else out there. Because what they have in them are check sums of, or signatures of various types of viruses that are out there. So installing multiple pieces of antivirus software, and or anti malware software is not going to help. In fact, it’s going to make life worse for you ultimately. And then of course, people they don’t update them and they get out of date, and it gets to be a real big problem. So that’s what this quick start guide is about. I’ve got it here right now in front of me. I have never given this away before except as part of a paid program. This thing’s 32 pages long. And it goes through and talks about some of the detailed stuff that that you might need do. We’ve got bonus tips in here. Let’s see how many of them are there. 1718 bonus tips. Okay, so there’s 22 as well bonus tips, software availability, what you can do, what you might not want to do all of that is in here and have given this away before passwords what to do what kinds to use virtual private networks want you to use them when shouldn’t to firewalls, securing your endpoints which are your computer’s your printers, anything that sitting there on your network, some of the good anti malware software that’s out there. So this is a very, very, very good guide. As I said, we sold it before we’ve never given it away. If you want a copy of it, you can get it by going to Craig Peterson comm slash Quick Start. Right now Craig peterson.com slash Quick Start. And this steps you through all the the major things you have to do now I have courses on how to do all of this. And, and they are dozens of hours long. Okay, so this isn’t, this is just a quick start, okay, this isn’t one of these big courses, where I’m going to hold your hand give you coaching or anything. This is just something that you can print out and and share with the other people in your organization or at home. Now, most of what I do is geared for businesses. So you’ll see, this is called a security reboot guide for today’s small business. And I go through a couple of stories of recent clients and the problems they had been having. So that you can kind of get an idea on what is going on out there. And you’re not alone. Okay, if you’ve been hacked already, believe me it is not your fault. These people are selling you stuff that just doesn’t work. And in isn’t probably the right thing for you. So hey, I get it. But it’s a quick start guide, you can get it by going to Craig Peterson. com slash Quick Start. Now if you don’t want to go there, I get it. It’s fine. Don’t bother. Okay. This is not for everybody. But it’s important enough. Just looking at what I have coming up today. We’ve got we’re going to talk about Kaspersky today. This IT admin man. This is part of my Do It Yourself course. And I think this is really important. This just happened October 1, it appeared in zero day.

And man, this, this IT admin, you got to be careful, okay? You gotta be careful when you hire people, when you bring in outsourced it people when you bring in outsource, break fix shops. This guy, he’s a former systems engineer. And he ended up in prison, in prison because of what he did. So we’ll be talking about that a little bit later. And some new some features that we’ll talk about here. Amazon Echo, the father of identity theft. He’s been convicted on 13 federal counts, we’ll talk about what he was doing. And then into some security stuff here. We’ve got 172 malicious apps on the Google Play Store 35, or excuse me, 335 million installs. So these apps are all malicious. General Electric, what they’re doing, of course, Words with Friends, you might have heard about that. Apparently, they had their data stolen, and it could affect 218 million users. So what I don’t want to have happen is I don’t want to have your business breach because most small businesses that are breached are out of business within six months, absolutely. no two ways about it, you get breached, you’re out of business six months. And I want you to understand what you should be doing. So that’s what this quick start guide is about. That’s why I’m releasing it for free today. 32 page Quick Start Guide. And the only place you can get it right now unless you buy one of my bigger courses is by going to Craig peterson.com. Slash Quick Start. If you want to get it great if you don’t I understand. Okay, there. This is confusing. It can be overwhelming. You already have it people, right. So is this going to step on their toes while it may and maybe they should have their toes stepped on? But that’s what that’s all about. Hey, when we come back, we’re going to be talking about some of these problems this week. What’s up with Kaspersky and the federal government you’re listening to Craig Peterson on WGAN and online at Craig peterson.com.

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