When you buy a new car, you expect it to come with 3-5 doors that all lock securely. Each time before you walk away from your vehicle, you will lock those doors, and, the sensible among you will actually pull at the handles to check that they have all locked properly. Some of you may even feel that having a car that locks securely isn’t enough on its own – after all, glass smashes pretty easily, doesn’t it? – and so you purchase some extra security systems. Additional locking mechanisms, for instance, perhaps a car alarm, or maybe the hired services of Vinnie Jones to stand guard over your automobile with a baseball bat and shoot ‘hard looks’ at anyone who seems to be eyeing up your motor.
So why do so many of us not take the same amount of precaution when it comes to our computers, mobile devices and networks?