Hello folks.

New here and anxious to get started. I'm not that great at computer stuff and would really like to learn more. I'm especially interested in security issues...but remember I don't know much on the technical jargon.

Can you guys suggest a thread to get started understanding basics like:

What exactly an IP addy can reveal about me? (Like is it possible to track me down all the way to my front door by an IP with the right technology???)

How can I be 100% sure there are no trojans installed on my PC, beyond the basic antivirus software stuff?

How can I better protect my identity online and what can others find out about me when I communicate with them via IM, email, etc...????????

Anyone who can direct me to links about these kinds of things I'd really appreciate it...if not I'll keep browsing....

Thanks and be gentle!