Finally, some help with explaining Internet security to my non-geek friends! The Guide to Scary Internet Stuff video series will hopefully make my life a little easier. Explaining the intricacies of Internet security is a challenging task. I often have difficulty explaining to my non-technical friends and relatives why they need to know about risks on the Internet. On top of that, I sometimes discover that my advice has fallen on deaf ears as I inevitably fix their computers after a click on a spam or phishing link, or after they have not run Windows Update or updated their antivirus software in a while.
Although this is not the normal technical type of material that we post here on the Security Response blog, when Dominic Cook from our UK PR team showed me these, I immediately thought they were worth a post. The animations are fun, but most of all I think my friends will understand them, remember some of the advice, and hopefully be safer online after watching them—although that remains to be seen. ;)
The videos cover all sorts of topics from botnets to viruses and everything in between. Have a look for yourself and see what you think, and subscribe to the channel to be notified when new videos are available. Or, if you find yourself in my shoes, pass on the videos to those friends and family who you think could benefit from them.
The Cybercrime Underground:
Drive by Downloads:
Denial of Access Attacks: