Hi. If the following question seems ridiculously rookie-like, please forgive me... I, of course, am a rookie. I have a dsl connection, and generally leave the computer on all the time. Is there a realistic danger that by not having any security program that my pc could be compromised? It is not part of a home business, there is really nothing too personal on it (bank account numbers and such), and I don't think I really have anything that a hacker-type might be interested in. I play a fair amount of online games, so my IP is probably pretty visible (although I'm never the one hosting a server). Are random attacks for fun (some 10 year old pasty geek " seeing what he can do") common? Do people deliberately look for the "Average Joe" to get info? I think my fear is I'd hate to have my information fiddled with in such a way that I'd lose files (even though I back up onto CD fairly frequently). Any thoughts?