Give the Gift of Security

This holiday season, many readers will no doubt be giving or receiving Windows desktop and laptop computers -- machines that, despite Microsoft's best efforts, will still take a significant amount of tweaking to ensure they are sufficiently secure against hackers, viruses and worms.

If you are giving a PC as a gift this year, consider pulling it out of the box and handling the tweaking process yourself on behalf of the recipient. That way, you can be sure that your loved ones won't put off these important precautions until it's too late. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 22nd December 2005 9:18PM