Really Annoying Signature Tag Line about Security that Susan used to put in her email is now on this Web Page

 


Ensure you are patched!  Visit the Protect your PC page or order the Security CD



My personal philosophy borrowed from another source....

"Don't lose sight of security. Security is a state of being,
not a state of budget. He with the most firewalls still does
not win. Put down that honeypot and keep up to date on

your patches. Demand better security from vendors and

hold them responsible. Use what you have, and make

sure you know how to use it properly and effectively.

 

And above all else, don't abuse or take for granted sources of help and
information.  Without them, you might find yourself lost or
inconvenienced."
~Rain Forest Puppy
http://www.wiretrip.net/rfp/txt/evolution.txt

 


The Ten Immutable Laws of Security

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/columns/security/essays/10imlaws.asp

down Law #1: If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, its not your computer anymore.
down Law #2: If a bad guy can alter the operating system on your computer, its not your computer anymore.
down Law #3: If a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, its not your computer anymore.
down Law #4: If you allow a bad guy to upload programs to your web site, its not your web site any more.
down Law #5: Weak passwords trump strong security.
down Law #6: A machine is only as secure as the administrator is trustworthy.
down Law #7: Encrypted data is only as secure as the decryption key.
down Law #8: An out of date virus scanner is only marginally better than no virus scanner at all.
down Law #9: Absolute anonymity isn't practical, in real life or on the web.
down Law #10: Technology is not a panacea.



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How to Tell If a Microsoft Security-Related Message Is Genuine:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/authenticate_mail.asp