While I am a fan of the Security Now podcast for Steve Gibson’s in depth, detailed, geek oriented analysis of security issues, it does have tips for end users. The lastest is the free Microsoft Security Scanner, which is an on demand tool for detecting and removing malware.
This doesn’t replace your normal anti-malware suite, it is a tool you would download (only 70MB) from time to time and run an extra security check.
At the start of each of my application courses at a major metropolitan University, I have been asked to hand out some security “postcards” and briefly discuss anti spyware/malware security precautions. The institute wants to reduce the incidence of staff bring in problems from home to the work network. A real concern to IT departments in this age of highly mobile devices of increasing power and usefulness. The official discussion often leads to a few questions seeking explanation of the threats and what to do in response.
So I have been looking for a good Security primer on line for the general person, that I can refer people to. Continue reading “Good Computer Security Advice for the normal PC user OnGuardOnline.gov”