As a security professional, I spend a lot of my time contemplating how to manage security risk in the corporate and government space.  But there is another challenge that greatly interests me:  Protecting the average user.

Unless you have an IT guy or gal in the family, it can be hard to get the right information.  And there are definitely challenges.  For example, check out Justin Foster’s blog post on Keeping Granny Safe.

One of the great tidbits in it is the link to Secuna’s free vulnerability scannersfor home users.  They offer both a web-based and a downloadable package.  I installed the latter on my notebook and it quickly identified a few products on my computer that needed updating.

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