Linked by Alcibiades on Wed 4th Jan 2006 18:04 UTC
Windows Like a lot of people who have worked in the business, I find myself in conversations about computer security with people who are having problems or know people who have problems. I wrote this to save me from explaining the same thing over and over again to different people, and to save them the trouble of having to make notes as we talked. It was meant to be something you could give to a 'naive user' and have them be able to read and follow it more or less unaided, and while not being a complete guide, at least be something that made them more secure than before they got it.
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good article...concise...
by jtrapp on Wed 4th Jan 2006 18:47 UTC
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The writer does a nice job of being concise and offers an easy to read list of the basics. Of course it is somewhat over simplified, but it is titled a "naive user's guide".

I am continually amazed by friends who are highly infected by spyware and still continue to do their online banking. Sometimes I get hijacked to clean their systems or (worse case) reinstall Windows. I always tell them to change any passwords they have typed into the computer, but they rarely do so. At heart the human race is closely related to lemmings.

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