The Computer Security Wiki is a Web-based, free-content encyclopedia that focuses on computer security. The community focuses on current and past malware, computer security techniques, anti-malware/virus/spyware programs, anti-malware communities, tools used to disinfect computers and many more. It's not just about malware, encryption methods, network protection, Internet safety for kids and anything about the virtual security of a computer can be discussed in this wiki. This wiki's content is released under a free content license and operates on the Open Source MediaWiki software. Anyone who has Internet access can edit most of this wiki's pages.
Visitors do not need specialized qualifications to contribute, since their primary role is to write articles that cover existing knowledge. This means that people of all ages and cultural and social backgrounds can write Computer Security Wiki articles. Most of the articles can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet, simply by clicking the edit this page link. Anyone is welcome to add information, cross-references, or citations, as long as they do so within Computer Security Wiki's editing policies and to an appropriate standard. Substandard or disputed information is subject to removal. Users need not worry about accidentally damaging Computer Security Wiki when adding or improving information, as other editors are always around to advise or correct obvious errors, and Computer Security Wiki's software is carefully designed to allow easy reversal of editorial mistakes.
Because Computer Security Wiki is an ongoing work to which, in principle, anybody can contribute, it differs from a paper-based reference source in important ways. In particular, older articles tend to be more comprehensive and balanced, while newer articles more frequently contain significant misinformation, unencyclopedic content, or vandalism. Users need to be aware of this to obtain valid information and avoid misinformation that has been recently added and not yet removed. However, unlike a paper reference source, Computer Security Wiki is continually updated, with the creation or updating of articles on topical events within seconds, minutes, or hours, rather than months or years for printed encyclopedias.