Security is inconvenient by nature. The trick is finding a balance that provides adequate security with an acceptable level of convenience at the same time.
Recent threats like Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame managed to spread undetected for years. You need to take steps to protect your PC against threats that may already be out there circulating on the Internet.
Cyber criminals will generally go after the easiest targets. As long as you have better protection than the next guy you can avoid most attacks.
The United States and Israel developed Stuxnet for a specific purpose, but Pandora's Box is open now and the consequences impact us all.
Businesses and individuals need to be aware that other threats like 'Flame' may already be out there, and take steps to be more diligent in guarding against them.
Microsoft revealed that it is eliminating the 'Aero' UI from Windows 8, which is good news for both performance and security.
Twitter announced that it will support "Do Not Track." It's welcome news, but there are pros and cons to the "Do Not Track" solution.
Windows 8 RT systems may be at greater risk than systems running more traditional versions of Windows.
The patch management cycle can be a real pain. Vulnerabilities are discovered, fixes are developed, and patches are installed. Rinse, and repeat.
Many people are concerned that websites are spying on their online activity. They don't realize they agreed to be monitored simply by visiting the site.
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For some, the methods used by Twitter to deliver more relevant, personalized content on the Discover tab may seem like it crosses a line for privacy.
Don't make the mistake of using all of the cloud storage services just because they're free. "Free" comes with its own price when you scatter your data around on the Internet.
Articles by David Jeffers