Dan Appleman is on a campaign to secure every computer in the country. To help in that goal he wrote a book:
Always Use Protection
: A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing.
But that's not why we put him here on Channel 9 (he's the first non-Microsoft employee to be interviewed for Channel 9, by the way). He's here because we saw him speak at a local bookstore and realized that he has more knowledge about real-world security (and
the lack thereof) than anyone else we've met and we wanted to share him with you.
Do you think you know something about security?
His experience shows that teenagers generally don't know enough to protect their systems.
Over the next week you'll see more from Dan. It's all part of our push to get people to spend a few minutes making their machines more secure. Another important way? Get the just-released
Windows XP Service Pack 2
What's the official way to get that? Visit
and turn on automatic updating.
We put up two videos today from Dan. The second one asks him "what are some security tips
By the way, Dan Appleman has been a long-time developer and wrote the best selling and technically acclaimed Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the Windows API. He's also the cofounder of
book publishing company.
By the way, regarding Windows XP Service Pack 2, Todd Bishop, journalist with the Seattle Post Intelligencer,
is pointing to "early results."
We'd love to know what your experiences with XPSP2 have been. Post them here!