Security for the masses


Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting: the proper knife for cutting bread; not a proper moment for a joke.
Called for by rules or conventions; correct: the proper form for a business letter.
Strictly following rules or conventions, especially in social behavior; seemly: a proper lady; a proper gentleman.
Worthy of the name; true: wanted a proper dinner, not just a snack.
Out-and-out; thorough: a proper whipping.


Informal. A look or glance:
A male goose.


The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.
Material disseminated by the advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause: wartime propaganda.


To examine or look at closely in hope of seeing the truth.
To see beyond propaganda and recognise motive: I want a propergander at your terms and conditions.

A website which seeks to cut through misinformation, F.U.D. and properganda in an attempt to present a clear and sincere point of view on securing computer systems and your own personal data.

Hi, my name is Dave and over the past couple of years I have been studying and researching IT related security across a broad spectrum.

Over time this site will grow as I pour ideas, findings and research from my head into html. Other than a City & Guilds III in 'C' applications programming I have no recognised qualifications. I am entirely self taught often under pressure in an environment of which I had no previous experience. Whilst I often asked for training in my previous positions, the training never materialised once my employers realised I could do what was expected without the training.

I am currently self employed providing home and small business IT services in my home town along with a website design and hosting service. I could be open to offers of employment if I think the position would provide me with a challenge.

This site is run on an old recycled desktop PC: ABit AN7 motherboard, 2.2Ghz Athlon XP CPU, 2Gb RAM, Nvidia Riva TNT2 GPU with around 40Gb of disk space. It is about 6 inches away from my right foot, locked down as securely as my current knowledge allows and is backed up daily.

If you are new to using a computer or the Internet please check my security section for the complete beginner here

This site has been developed using Vi and Notepad2. It is based on an open source template created by the aritistic skills of Andreas Viklund.