On tech support duty for family at Christmas? Get our free Threatsaurus...

Filed Under: Data loss, Denial of Service, Featured, Malware, Privacy, Social networks

Are you on tech support duty for your nearest and dearest over Christmas and New Year?

Are you busily trying explain data leakage, drive-by downloads, exploits, keylogging, phishing, ransomware, rootkits, spyware and why that 5GB Mavericks download isn't just for show...

...when really you'd rather be snowboarding (or at the beach, depending on your latitude)?

Let the Sophos Threatsaurus and our handy online Threat Index help you teach your friends and family how to stay secure.

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From APTs to Zombies, from Anti-Virus to Web Firewalls, and with a fascinating history of viruses and malware from 1949 (really!) to the present day, the Threatsaurus tells you what you need to know.

There's no jargon, no sales blurb, no hyperbole and no sense of impending doom like you get from some guides to online safety.

The Threatsaurus explains the facts about threats to your computers and to your data in simple, easy-to-follow language.

It's a free download - no registration, no password, no email address.

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2 Responses to On tech support duty for family at Christmas? Get our free Threatsaurus...

  1. Jonathan Stevens · 247 days ago

    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  2. will · 156 days ago

    Awesome work! mucho appreciated as we speak to schools, groups for the Cyber Security School Challenge.

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Paul Ducklin is a passionate security proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so!) He lives and breathes computer security, and would be happy for you to do so, too. Paul won the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Computer Security in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @duckblog