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  • Law #8: An out-of-date antimalware scanner is only marginally better than no scanner at all.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