If there's a new computer under your Christmas tree this morning, please be sure to secure your shiny new toy before you start cruising the Internet or downloading free software. Likewise, if mom and dad, or brother, or sis, or grandma and grandpa, or your clueless nextdoor neighbor (who still has his SSID set to DEFAULT after years of warning) received a new computer-thingy, please take a moment when you call or visit on Christmas Day to make sure that they know how to install patches, configure their firewall, and know how to keep their antivirus software up to date. Everybody else on the Internet will really appreciate your efforts!!! Oh, and fix that access point while you are at it.
From all of us here at the Internet Storm Center, thanks to you - our faithful readers - for another year of support and friendship! Without you we would just be a bunch of incident handlers with nothing to handle.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and keep those DShield logs coming. We want packets for Christmas!
Marcus H. Sachs
Director, SANS Internet Storm Center
Dec 25th 2006
1 decade ago