TekThing 125 – Fight Ransomware!!! Should I Pay for Antivirus? How To Back Up and Rip DVD, Cable Modem Lawsuit!
How To Fight Ransomware!!! Should I Pay for Antivirus? Back Up DVDs & Blu-rays, Run Pi-hole and OpenDNS!
00:32 FIGHT RANSOMWARE
The Wannacry Ransomware has encrypted the data on hundreds of thousands of computers, we tell you how to fight ransomware, what you should do now before your machine gets infected, why you should check NoMoreRansom.org before you pay to decrypt, and more in the video!
10:37 Backing Up DVDs
Dan tweets, “@TekThing I’d like to back up my DVD collection to a NAS that I can stream to my devices on my network. Any tips?” We discuss if it’s legal, and how to use MakeMKV and HandBrake to back up your DVDs, for your own personal use, subtitles, sharing via NAS, and more in the video!
24:12 Should I Pay For Antivirus?
Lennert has a new laptop, and writes, “Is Defender plus a bit of common sense enough to keep your laptop virus free? Should I buy a more powerful tool like Malwarebytes, Kaspersky or Bitdefender?” Find out what we do in the video, and here’s the PCMag article with the good prices!
29:13 Cable Modem Lawsuit?
Several viewers pointed out that there’s a class action lawsuit brewing around Shannon’s new Arris 6190 cable modem. Find out why Shannon’s not worried, and why one of viewers questions whether end users can even detect the problems!
30:42 Do Something Analog
Like Shannon: fly to australia while playing the Nintendo Switch!!! Want to meet up with Shannon and Hak5’s Darren in Australia? Check https://www.hackacrosstheplanet.com!
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