PC attack vectors

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Jethro Carr offers a useful guide to personal computer vulnerabilities in Attack vectors for personal computers.

For non-technical readers it’s a good primer, for more technical people it’s a nice reminder of the things you should guard against.

Carr points out these threats are insignificant compared with the computer owner’s behaviour. And as he says:

never forget the biggest weakness – beating a user with a wrench until they give up their password is a lot cheaper than developing a sophisticated exploit if someone just wants access to some existing data.

By Bill Bennett

Not actually a geek, more a chronicler of geekdom. Still mainly a journalist, sometimes a blogger.

1 reply on “PC attack vectors”

very well put !! the human aspect of neglect is by far the biggest danger to security to computers.especially with machines connected to the internet it can easily be overlooked how machines can be harmed with so many add-ons coming with malicious code…

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