Re: how to secure my computer
- From: John <John@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 15:58:39 GMT
On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 02:30:27 -0400, Newsbox wrote:
Thank you Mikhail. I am sure this is a very useful collection of links
for any who are truly interested in reading and learning. I will return
to this list myself and browse. I hope it will help others to learn how
to better protect themselves, and to become and to feel more secure.
And I did and do appreciate your humor. Perhaps you will appreciate my
chagrin that the Government(s) that we support and that are "protecting
us" are now creating some of the worst conditions for personal and
business security we have yet seen. Honest ordinary competent
hard-working men and women, and legitimate businesses of all description,
upon whom and which we depend for necessities and amenities are having
our and their vital data (legally????) mined and stolen, at our own
expense, by organizations that cannot manage to keep our Income Tax data
confidential (not to mention DOD, DOJ, etc.) (That is, only if we cannot
prevent them from such. AFAIK, it is not yet illegal to try to protect
one's own property and data.) I could see it all as laughable if I could
see it as less troubling.
I'll add a thank you to Mikhail as well - you are not the only one who has
found some of the posts here recently to be *alarming*. I've saved your list
of internet sites for future reference. I must say though that some of
the posts made here recently make me wonder if the "benefits of the
internet" are worth the risks of accessing them. The question is present
in my mind anyway.
Newsbox, if I was a citizen (and as knowledgeable and as articulate as you
are) I would try to make my voice heard in the proper channel - as
effectively as I could. This is not the time to be modest about your
communications skills - which are excellent by the way. All your concerns
are valid and well explained and there *are* others that are even worse.
President Bush has described a report that he is contemplating a
preemptive (probably nuclear) strike against Iran as "wild speculation"
but did not deny the report. I hope Congress and the courts can pick up
the reins that they have let drop - in time to prevent things already bad
from getting a *lot* worse.
I wish you well, obviously.