There are constant, sophisticated, and sly, efforts going on - right at this moment - to steal your computer - and, through your computer, hopefully, get to other people's computers, like mine, too!
So, your security precautions are great - IF - you :-
- Keep them Up-to-Date
- Use them regularly - once a day, maybe
- Know how to interpret the results
- Recognise possible problem areas
- Have the correct defence
...the list goes on, and on, and on. So, how do I keep abreast of what's happening out there? I do not have the time to just sit at my computer looking up hundreds of sites for Security Information! I want to do some things, like blog, check my email, surf the web, watch a video, play games, or listen to the latest music.
Well, that's totally understandable. Most people do, too. I do, however, check one site - EVERY DAY. This is a good one!
I know that if there is anything which could possibly be of great concern to me, Chuck will have it posted in PChuck's (the 'P' stands for Paranoid) Network. That's his job. He is an Information Technologist, with a bent for Security. I know many of you may say; "Why Chuck? There are many sites out there for info." That may be very true, but, I TRUST CHUCK! So, can you.
For instance, I was reading an article about Video's this morning, and then linked here, and there, to come across another article, which prompted me to think about the ways bugs, trojans, viruses etc, get into my computer. I immediately went to PChuck's Network to look anything up, and there it was - an Article on Fake Codecs.
By the way, Microsoft - does NOT send - updates via Email!
How many people will blindly make Security blunders, through ignorance? Help yourselves to Chuck's brain!
A good starting place is keeping your Passwords STRONG, and changed regularly .