This list was recently updated to version 2.0 and helps to describe the dangers to your computer security. I highly recommend you click the link to the full article on the TechNet library because the descriptions are both educational and entertaining.
- Law #1: If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, it’s not solely your computer anymore.
- Law #2: If a bad guy can alter the operating system on your computer, it’s not your computer anymore.
- Law #3: If a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, it’s not your computer anymore.
- Law #4: If you allow a bad guy to run active content in your website, it’s not your website any more.
- Law #5: Weak passwords trump strong security.
Law #6: A computer is only as secure as the administrator is trustworthy.
- Law #7: Encrypted data is only as secure as its decryption key.
- Law #8: An out-of-date antimalware scanner is only marginally better than no scanner at all.
Law #9: Absolute anonymity isn’t practically achievable, online or offline.
- Law #10: Technology is not a panacea.
For full details behind each one of these 10 Laws of computer Security hit the TechNet Library at this Link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh278941.aspx