Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot

illustrated by Brian Moore

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Come On In

That stupid firewall thing is so annoying. Its constantly making it hard to use important software, like online games and file-sharing networks. Life is so much easier with the firewall turned off.

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Come On In

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Don\t Leave Home Without It

That big hard drive on the laptop is great. Everything thats important is on there. But dont worry about encrypting all that data-youll never lose that laptop.

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Don\t Leave Home Without It

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Equal Access

These Internet kiosks in public places sure are handy. Isnt it great that you can access company e-mail and shares from these systems? Hey, is that Sue from your old high school? Go ahead and say hi; the next person along will probably log out of your co

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Equal Access

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Fresh and Clean Anti-virus

Your response to questions about anti-virus protection is, Of course. I use Right Guard! And you dont really need to go through all the bother of anti-virus software. After all, if you dont know about the viruses, they cant hurt you.

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Fresh and Clean Anti-virus

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Gone Phishing

Uh-oh, it looks like something is wrong with your PayPal account. Its a little strange that this e-mail doesnt use your name like most messages from PayPal do and that its full of misspellings, but, hey, why worry? The site it sent you to kind of looks

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Gone Phishing

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - I\m Rich!

Lucky you, a Nigerian prince is going to give you untold millions of dollars and all you need to do is send him thousands of dollars first. What a great deal!

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - I\m Rich!

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Keep Close Attachments

Look, someone you never heard of sent you an e-mail that says, Check out this fun game! Some stranger on the Internet would never send you something that would harm you.

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Keep Close Attachments

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - My Password Is \Password\

The easiest thing to remember for a password is your own name, right? Or you could write your password on a Post-It on your monitor. And remember, if an application comes with a default password, that must mean its a pretty good password. No need to chan

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - My Password Is \Password\

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Patch This

Hey, your TV, stove and stereo dont need constant patches and updates. Dont listen to naysayers who say your system has so many holes in it that you should put it in a ham sandwich.

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Patch This

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - The Web Is Your Playground

Wow, this weird site full of advertising and with strange letters at the end of the URL sure has some cool applications for download! And youre sure that new Scarlett Johansson screensaver wont do anything bad to your system.

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - The Web Is Your Playground

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Wide-Open Networks

That new wireless network lets you surf from anywhere. And its especially easy to use when you dont have any security turned on and all your systems are sharing lots of files and documents openly. ... Hey, that car sure has been parked outside a long time

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - Wide-Open Networks

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - You\re Such a Trusting Soul

You just got a call from Guy Smith in corporate IT. He said he needs all your log-in and password information in order to test out a new company system. Normally Kathy down the hall handles all your IT stuff, but this Guy seems to know what hes doing, an

Jim Rapozas 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot - You\re Such a Trusting Soul

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