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The Wolves at Grandama’s Door

Eric Wilson rants in the Sydney Morning Herald about the security vulnerabilities in today’s PC’s.

The way Grandma drives her PC is a menace to society – even though she doesn’t know it. Broadband with no firewall or virus protection means the average home PC could be a virtual safe-haven for criminals – everyone from terrorists to pedophiles. Steve Bittinger, a research director at the Gartner Group IT analyst company, says society needs to be retrained – perhaps even licensed – in safeinternet use.