President Obama wants you to protect your computer

Graham Cluley

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the United States, and Barack Obama himself has been roped-in to encourage computer users to defend their computers and protect themselves against the threat of malware, hackers, spammers and identity thieves online.

Disappointingly, despite having been up on the White House’s YouTube channel for a couple of days the video of Obama has currently only been watched by fewer than 750 people. That’s pretty dismal, and doesn’t say much for the American public’s interest in protecting their computers – but maybe it will pick up soon.

Certainly, I’m going to do my little bit (hey, I may not be a US citizen – but I still reckon we need more people to know about safe computing) by embedding the video here:

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

It’s good to see the White House…

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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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.