Get Safe Online week 2008

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Put your best dancing shoes on and deck the halls with bunting, because it’s that time of year again. Yes, it’s Get Safe Online week here in the UK.

International celebrities like Brad Pitt, Bill Gates and that little guy who used to be in Diff’rent Strokes are converging on London for a media blitz to help raise awareness amongst the British public of computer security issues. A 120 foot 3D hologram of Carol Vorderman will be beamed above Nelson’s Column to provide shoppers and tourists with tips on how to avoid having their online bank account raided, and how to upgrade their version of Internet Explorer. Meanwhile, episodes of top soap operas Eastenders and Coronation Street will feature storylines about identity theft and scareware.

Okay, so some of that last…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.