Computer security getting better

Imagine if residential security was run the same way as computer security.

You'd sign up with World's Worst Burglar Alarm Service and get sent a box filled with door and window sensors, along with wires and a lengthy instruction manual. You'd have to install the system yourself.

When you were away from home and the alarm was tripped, World's Worst would deliver a recorded phone message: ``Should we ignore this event or call the police?'' If you didn't answer, nothing would happen.

If you wanted to know when a fire is breaking out in your house, you'd have to go through the same annoying sign-up process with World's Worst Fire Alarm Company.

With some exaggeration, that's how you protect a personal computer today: buying several different programs for viruses, worms, Trojans, phishing, spyware and the risk of losing your files. Several companies offer integrated security suites, but they can be hard to install and the pieces don't always work together smoothly. | 06/02/2006 | Langberg: Computer security getting better

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 6th June 2006 1:44AM