What is it about journalists that are always coming up with stories aimed at frightening the pants off of us small business owners. The latest threat courtesy of the Globe and Mail is targeted at all of you who are running your business from your home PC without any serious protection:
In the cyber underworld’s never-ending quest for weak spots, home computers are coming under increased attack as businesses tighten their defences, according to the latest Symantec Internet security threat report.
Now, I have a question, is this a valid story, or is it a PR story for Symantec aimed at selling more virus software? The answer is that it’s probably a little of both, but since we have a number of readers of this blog who are IT and networking professionals, perhaps we can hear from you on this one.
If you are like me, you probably do not want to take the risk either way. Even if they are only partially true, I think it is always worthwhile to take reasonable steps to protect your PC and your information. For me that means investing and updating my virus software and treading carefully on the web, for others it may mean buying a Mac 😉