Timely advice here from Doug Schweitzer at Computerworld, re the importance of making sure your new Christmas tech toys are all internet-secure. With laptops, iPods, et al now a gift of choice for all ages, it is really important to make sure that the lucky recipients of your gifts properly understand how to protect themselves. Don’t assume that everyone knows about viruses, hackers, trojans, etc., because the figures show that an alarming number of people still blunder on unaware. We’ll be addressing this issue in the coming months with a new issue of our IT security guide for the home user, ‘Internet Highway Code’. More on that soon.