How to explain phishing to your Grandma [VIDEO]

Filed Under: Featured, Malware, Mobile, Privacy, Social networks, Video, Vulnerability

Have you ever had to explain phishing to your Grandma?

Are you tech support for friends and family?

If so, then the Sophos Threatsaurus is just the book for you to give to them. This one-minute video shows you why:

(Enjoy this video? Check out more on the SophosLabs YouTube channel.)

Whether you’re an IT professional, use a computer at work, or just browse the Internet, this book is for you.

We explain the facts about threats to your computers and to your data in simple, easy-to-follow language.

Download the hot-off-the-press 2012 edition Threatsaurus now!

(Direct download. No registration, no password, no email address.)


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3 Responses to How to explain phishing to your Grandma [VIDEO]

  1. Victoria Wood · 1125 days ago

    Alas, my grandmother died many years ago. However, I shall find your video useful for explaining phishing to my seven grandchildren.

    Network Specialist and Grandmother of 7

  2. Janelle Helling · 1121 days ago

    Agreed, Victoria. I've worked with computers since grad school, and it is my nieces, nephews and grandchildren who click obliviously, forward everything on the internet, and have no security setting awareness on social media. Generally, I like Sophos' posts, but please don't make the assumption of an inverse correlation between age and computer literacy. Thank you.

  3. Monica · 971 days ago

    What these ladies said.

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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