The Ten Net Commandments

In late 2005, Mike Healan did a security article about what he considered to be inviolate laws of the internet. At that time, Mr Healan was the editor of Spywareinfo. Here are Mr Healan’s ‘Ten Net Commandments’:

    Thou shalt not buy merchandise found in pop-up ads or spam.

    Thou shalt not post thy email address, phone number, address or social security number to the internet, nor shalt thou post anyone else’s.

    Thou shalt not forget to update thy Windows every second Tuesday.

    Thou shalt not connect to the internet without installing an antivirus, nor shalt thou begin a scan without checking for updates.

    Thou shalt not connect to the internet without installing a firewall.

    Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s credit card number, nor his bank routing number, nor his social security number.

    Thou shalt not enter thy credit card number without seeing the tiny padlock icon on thy status bar.

    Thou shalt not reply to the email from the Nigerian banker.

    Thou shalt not forward chain letters to thy friends and family.

    Thou shalt not use “password” as thy password, nor thy birthday, nor thy children’s names.

Catherine Forsythe

[tags]mike healan, security, spywareinfo[/tags]