The ten commandments of PC security

Monday, 1 December 2003, 11:29 AM EST

And it was written (by Bill Gates, et al): Thou shalt use a Windows PC to do thy work and it will be good.

But Windows computers are vulnerable to plagues of biblical proportions: viruses that bring down entire networks, e-mail worms that replicate at lightning speed, Trojan horses that hide inside otherwise innocent programs, hackers that take over computers, and more.

Fortunately, archeologists have recently unearthed two stone tablets from a garage near Cupertino, California that can help deliver us from such evils. We present their guidelines here, along with interpretations from our brothers and sisters in the PC security choir.

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