This is a very enjoyable and very readable article by by Brian Lasky from the oft-mentioned here Windows Secrets newsletter. The piece, "The Malware Wars: How You Can Fight It" is an interview with an expert in stopping malware attacks on your computer. How much of an expert is he? He readily welcomes being hit by viruses and such so that he can study it running on his system, to see how it works and therefore create blocks. He also accidentally had a chat-exchange with someone trying to hack his system and relates it. There are a few tips on doing what you can to protect yourself, though most are pretty basic, his point being that you won't be able to stop everything, but doing the core things can at least help.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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