Staying Out of the Belly of the Internet Beasts
It's true: The Internet really is out to get us all. Here are a few steps you can take toward being safer every time you use the Web.
Thu, March 14, 2013
Computerworld — It's time for other people to wake up to something that security folks have long known: The Internet really is out to get us all.
On the Internet, the strong and swift prey on the weak and slow, just like in those nature shows I used to watch as a kid. I particularly remember one in which a cute little fish was swimming along, when it spied a tasty meal, and then -- WHAM! The meal was just bait dangling from the head of a nightmarish beast that popped up and ate the cute little fish in one gulp. Burp.
You'd do well to keep that image in mind whenever you're on the Internet.