Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Don’t Be A Billy

Q: Just what is the Internet?

It is one vast network, made up of my machine(s), your machine(s), and everyone else’s machine(s). They “talk” to each other over the telephone lines.

Websites? They are just text documents sitting on a machine that has been configured to be a “server” (no special trick) – this “server” could be my old Pentium-III that I keep in my basement; or a expensive, specialty model in a back room at GigantiCorp; or some hacker’s laptop. Most of the time, they’re pages stored on a Hosting company’s “servers”, which they rent out to people.

So, yes– if you go online you are “networked” — with the servers at your ISP, and hundreds of thousands of machines in every country on the globe. The Internet is populated with every type of person there is — good, bad, and indifferent. Please, remember this, and practice safe surfing!

I both laughed at, and thoroughly agreed with this video. Two thumbs up!

In this digital age, we are all connected, and each of us plays an important role in securing cyberspace.

It Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Folks, to find out more, and connect to more educational resources like this video, click here.

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October 13, 2010 Posted by | computers, Internet, security | , , , , , | 2 Comments