Most Internet users, in my experience, already have this app (some don’t – more about that later), and it works surprisingly well with a computer’s Firewall, Security Applications, and Browser security add-ons.
The Brain is a very efficient Internet safety device, and using it will provide a user with the best protection available while surfing the Internet. There’s a small problem with the Brain though, which might explain its frequent unreliability.
Just as a Firewall needs to be “trained”, to reach the best state of efficiency and protection capabilities, similarly, the Brain app requires “training’”; so that it too, can perform to its maximum potential as an Internet safety device.
Failure to train a software Firewall application, for example, can lead, in many cases, to an erratic and uncertain experience. The untrained Brain app as well, can exhibit parallel behavior.
Sadly, a significant number of Brain apps lack this training and as a result, many computer users fail to recognize the dangers, and threats, the Internet poses to their computers, and to their personal privacy.
So, in order to get the best out of this priceless Internet safety device, it needs to be trained (educated). A good place to start this training process is The Enemy is at the Gate – Common Sense Tips for Internet and System Security, on this site.
This site is hardly alone in offering Internet security and how-to advice to computer users. There are many excellent sites that do just that.
Here are some of my favorites:
Times have changed; cybercriminals are increasingly more knowledgeable, quicker to respond to opportunities, and more relentless than ever in their attempts to separate surfers from their money.
Train that Brain – so that you are aware of the shape of the Internet landscape, and the changes that are occurring, or may occur in that landscape. Now, more than ever, Brain training is a necessity – a prerequisite to protecting yourself and your computer from cybercriminal attack.
Here’s an example of the type of behavior exhibited by users who lack a Brain app:
Sensational news alerts, continue to be one of the most popular methods cyber-crooks use to capture Internet users’ attention; particularly in emails, Google search results, and on social networking sites like Twitter and FaceBook.
When Michael Jackson died, I wrote a piece entitled “Hey Sucker – Read This! Michael Jackson’s Not Dead!”, simply as a test of “curiosity exploitation”.
The results that followed were astonishing – within days, this article was getting 1,000’s of daily hits. Even today, this nonsensical article continues to get hits. Go figure!
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