Home PC Security Primer: Don’t Be an Alien!

A Venn diagram that pretty well sums up something that plagues many technicians. Problems are not always related to PC security. Everyone with a computer has heard of at least one of these network and PC security terms by now: viruses, spyware, phishing, scareware and spam. What are they? What do they do? Who creates them? Why? The last two questions can be difficult to answer: perpetrators range from pranksters with odd senses of humor to thrill seekers who just want to crack existing PC security mechanisms to criminals looking to extort or steal money. The first [...]