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(CBS Philadelphia)   Does your computer turn itself on and go online while you're asleep at night, then turn itself back off before you get up in the morning? Sharyl Attkisson's has   (philadelphia.cbslocal.com) divider line 102
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2013-06-19 02:33:47 PM  

I sound fat: Strik3r: A couple of suggestions:

1. Create  NON-Admin account for Daily use
2. Use a password
3. Leave a password protected Admin account that you don't use (except in emergencies)
4. power- OFF the machine at night

You only really need to do step 4. Steps 1 - 3 are just a good idea - They preserve an "clean" Admin account which is essential to resolving any issue.

Yeah, this will protect you from the NSA... no, wait, it will protect you from people installing updates without your permission.  I got confused for a second.

(powering off the machine wont keep someone from powering it on.)


You're right...


I forgot to mention you need to bar your doors and windows after locking it in a safe.....


......sheesh...........
 
2013-06-19 02:56:09 PM  
cefm
2013-06-19 01:29:16 PM


I would take this story more seriously if it was on a website that doesn't auto-open an ad-spam window in your browser when you view it.

Why did you white-list fark in Noscript in the first place?
 
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