A few more good articles on the Windows security issue.
First, Rob Pegararo’s Microsoft Windows: Insecure by Design, a good primer to some must-know facts about Windows. The money quote: “In its default setup, Windows XP on the Internet amounts to a car parked in a bad part of town, with the doors unlocked, the key in the ignition and a Post-It note on the dashboard saying, ‘Please don’t steal this.'”
Fred Langa has written two useful articles. The first, called Good And Bad Online Security Check-Ups, gives you the lowdown on some online methods of testing your own security set-up. The second, called How Much Protection Is Enough?, talks about the dangers of relying on a single approach to security and advocates a “layering” concept.