Kenneth van Wyk: Staying out of the belly of the Internet beasts

It's true: The Internet really is out to get us all. Here are a few steps you can take toward being safer every time you use the Web.

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It's time for other people to wake up to something that security folks have long known: The Internet really is out to get us all.

On the Internet, the strong and swift prey on the weak and slow, just like in those nature shows I used to watch as a kid. I particularly remember one in which a cute little fish was swimming along, when it spied a tasty meal, and then -- WHAM! The meal was just bait dangling from the head of a nightmarish beast that popped up and ate the cute little fish in one gulp. Burp.

You'd do well to keep that image in mind whenever you're on the Internet.

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