Welcome Aboard!

What I’m hoping to do with this blog is to write about computer security and related issues, hopefully in an interesting and informative way, (that will be decided by the number of hits and repeat hits I guess). As the title suggests, I’m not planning to get down and dirty with the really technical side of it. The plan is to stick to the basics, give some hints and tips that can be implemented really easily, and maybe explain the logic behind some of these approaches.

The thing about computer security is that it has tended to be an area that most computer users know little, (and care less?), about. OK so we all know viruses are bad, and there are loads of other threats and buzz words but it’s all too much to take in so lets just ignore it instead and hope it will go away. Problem is of course it won’t. But the good thing is that it doesn’t have to be so scary, or so boring.

Understanding the threats and implementing simple steps will make things much more secure. The two biggest threats to the security of computers in homes and offices around the world are apathy and ignorance. 

So this blog aims to address the ignorance bit by explaining things without the endless jargon. The apathy bit? We’ll have to think about that as we go.  I’d love to get feedback, comments, questions, answers etc.

Onwards and Upwards!!!

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