In PC world, fight against evil never ends


I'd be forced to find a real job were it not for hackers, viruses, spam and spyware. Without all that stuff, using a computer would be easy.

All you'd need to know would be the location of the on/off button. The computer is pretty much used as an appliance these days, but it's different from most. You won't find magazines and columns devoted to advice on using your microwave oven, for instance. Nor do you need them.

We haven't reached that level with the computer, however.

Instead, you fight a bitter daily war to keep data safe. And the computer criminals on the other side are pretty darned good at what they do. Today we'll talk about the basics of computer security. Durango Herald Online

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 27th March 2006 9:49PM