How can we stop being cyber idiots?

How can we stop being cyber idiots?

Humans are often the weakest link in the chain when it comes to computer security. So how can we stop doing silly things that play into the hands of cyber criminals?

When you ring IT support, you know the geek on the other end of the line thinks you’re an idiot. It’s the heavy sigh and patronising tone that give it away.

In fact, they have an acronym for us – PEBKAC. It stands for Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair. That’s you and me.

And before you get on your high horse full of indignation, ask yourself: when did I last back up my data? How many online accounts do I use the same password for? How many times have I clicked on a link in an email without really knowing who sent it?

By Mark Ward & Matthew Wall

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