Changing the oil in your computer

If you're connected to the internet, you are vulnerable to attacks. I don't care what operating system, which browser, what firewall, antivirus, or antispyware you have installed there's a vulnerability on your system somewhere. Even the tools security researchers use to analyze attacks can be used against their owners as a way of breaking into their machines.

People discover new vulnerabilities all the time, for all operating systems. Computers are complicated things, complicated enough that nobody can forsee all the possible ways to break into them. As people discover new ways of breaking into computers, other people develop countermeasures to keep your personal information safe. It’s an escalating war between thieves and people trying to stop them—and your data is the battleground. Security bulletins, computers, and cars

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 7th September 2006 10:16PM