OnGuardOnline.gov is a good site with online security information that you can pass on to your non-technical friends and family members.
For many years I have been fielding questions from family and friends about the various dangers online. I don’t want to scare these people with the gory details of just how bad it is. I often wished that there was a site that took the time to relly spell out, in simple English, what people should know and what they can to to protect themselves. Today I was listening to Steve Gibson’s Security Now podcast #288 and he talked about this site and it’s simple presentation of exactly this information.
It appears to be a well thought out site covering a lot of different topics. I read several of the articles and even played some of the trivia games. One specific question in the wireless hackers game worried me when it was clear they were expecting a technically correct yet misleading answer. I was surprised when their explanation spelled out my concerns about the nature of the answer. This shows the care that the authors took in striking a balance between accessible and technically correct. I will be recommending this site to friends and family members who are savvy enough to be concerned about security or at least should be.