Sophos Security.com has published a free document called Threatsaurus. It covers “The A-Z of computer and data security threats.” It covers such topics as:
An A-Z definition of computer security threats (malware, etc.)
A Malware timeline which lists the growth and development of malware over the years.
This document is chock-full of great information on Internet and computer security. It’s well written in plain language, for the most part. There are areas that seem to be written for businesses, but there is still information to be gained.
We computer and Internet users must educate ourselves about threats and Internet safety if we’re going to have any chance of avoiding the “dark-side” of the Internet—being victims of cyber crime. Computer security companies are doing their part in providing anti-virus software, our governments are being more proactive in prosecuting cyber criminals. However, neither of these can protect us from falling prey to a social engineering scam…that’s why we must educate ourselves. It’s our part to perform in this war against cyber crime. We are the first level of defense against cyber crime. We must accept this responsibility or someday the Internet will become too unsafe to use.
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