12 Ways to Be a Security Idiot: The Calendar!

There are plenty of shortages of things in the world today. Right now parents are out there desperately trying to get their hands on the hot gifts like the Nintendo Wii. But there is one thing that we (unfortunately) aren't running out of. And that's people who don't put any thought into how they use their computers and the Internet, and who through their actions expose themselves and others to potentially dangerous security threats. These people have been the subject of multiple columns by myself and other security writers. I owe two of my most popular articles to these security dunces: my 2003 column "Idiocy Imperils the Web" and my slide show from early 2007 entitled "12 Ways to Be a Security Idiot". In some ways, security idiots are the gift that keeps on giving. So in the spirit of the holidays, with the good work of illustrator extraordinaire Brian Moore, we've taken that "12 Ways to Be a Security Idiot"slide show and converted it into a 2008 calendar. It's our gift to you, our readers. Feel free to download the calendar and print it out for personal use in your office or home. And don't be afraid to send it to some of the "security idiots" in your life. Click here to download eWEEK's 2008 Calendar of 12 Ways to Be a Security Idiot

Security Idiot

There are plenty of shortages of things in the world today. Right now parents are out there desperately trying to get their hands on the hot gifts like the Nintendo Wii.

But there is one thing that we (unfortunately) aren't running out of. And that's people who don't put any thought into how they use their computers and the Internet, and who through their actions expose themselves and others to potentially dangerous security threats.

These people have been the subject of multiple columns by myself and other security writers. I owe two of my most popular articles to these security dunces: my 2003 column "Idiocy Imperils the Web" and my slide show from early 2007 entitled "12 Ways to Be a Security Idiot".

In some ways, security idiots are the gift that keeps on giving. So in the spirit of the holidays, with the good work of illustrator extraordinaire Brian Moore, we've taken that "12 Ways to Be a Security Idiot"slide show and converted it into a 2008 calendar. It's our gift to you, our readers. Feel free to download the calendar and print it out for personal use in your office or home. And don't be afraid to send it to some of the "security idiots" in your life.

Click here to download eWEEK's 2008 Calendar of 12 Ways to Be a Security Idiot