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Pc Magazine Windows XP Security Solutions

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Publisher Comments:

Think you're safe?

Guess what?

Studies have estimated that up to 90 percent of computers are infected by some security threat or another. There's a good chance yours is among them, but any computer can be easily secured to a high level-if you know what you're doing.

They're out there. Trust PC Magazine to help you keep them out of your system

Oh, for the days when a nasty computer virus was the worst thing you had to fear! Now there's spyware that tracks what Web sites you visit, phishing scams that lure you to fake sites in order to steal your credit card and bank account numbers, Trojan horses that can hijack your computer by remote control, and more. They're all lurking out there, but you don't need an advanced degree or tons of expensive software to fight back. All you really need is this book.

Discover how you can

  • Eliminate viruses, spyware, browser hijacks and other pests once and for all
  • Build an effective security strategy based on correct user account settings and strong passwords
  • Explore alternative, less-vulnerable browsers like Mozilla and Firefox
  • Protect your kids as well as your computer with parental controls
  • Maximize the built-in security features of Windows XP
  • Keep your PC protected from hackers and bot attacks with the right firewall
  • Secure your e-mail so it can't be intercepted
  • Implement file security and encrypt sensitive files
  • Be sure no one's getting a free ride by locking down your home network

Synopsis:

Think you're safe?

Guess what?

Studies have estimated that up to 90 percent of computers are infected by some security threat or another. There's a good chance yours is among them, but any computer can be easily secured to a high level-if you know what you're doing.

They're out there. Trust PC Magazine to help you keep them out of your system

Oh, for the days when a nasty computer virus was the worst thing you had to fear! Now there's spyware that tracks what Web sites you visit, phishing scams that lure you to fake sites in order to steal your credit card and bank account numbers, Trojan horses that can hijack your computer by remote control, and more. They're all lurking out there, but you don't need an advanced degree or tons of expensive software to fight back. All you really need is this book.

Discover how you can Eliminate viruses, spyware, browser hijacks and other pests once and for all Build an effective security strategy based on correct user account settings and strong passwords Explore alternative, less-vulnerable browsers like Mozilla and Firefox Protect your kids as well as your computer with parental controls Maximize the built-in security features of Windows XP Keep your PC protected from hackers and bot attacks with the right firewall Secure your e-mail so it can't be intercepted Implement file security and encrypt sensitive files Be sure no one's getting a free ride by locking down your home network

Synopsis:

  • Aimed at the end user rather than the security professional, this book presents readers with invaluable information on how to eliminate security issues that already exist on their computers
  • Empowers readers by providing step-by-step instructions on the actions they can take to virtually eradicate potential security threats
  • Addresses viruses, spyware programs, firewalls, browser security, Windows XP updates, password management, data protection, and network security
  • Offers simple steps and instructions that can be easily understood by the average Windows XP user and do not require readers to become computer security experts

About the Author

Dan DiNicolo is a consultant, trainer, and the author of several books and articles about computer security and networking. He holds a veritable alphabet soup of certifications, and volunteers his time with Geekcorps, assisting with technical development in such countries as Ghana and Mongolia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Down to the Business of Securing Windows XP.

Chapter 1: Implementing User Accounts, Groups, and Logon Security.

Chapter 2: Implementing Password Security.

Chapter 3: Using Built-In Tools and Settings to Improve Windows XP Security.

Part II: Making Surfing Safer.

Chapter 4: Securing Your Web Browser.

Chapter 5: Restricting Access to the Internet.

Part III: Protecting Windows XP Against Internet Threats.

Chapter 6: Protecting Windows XP with a Firewall.

Chapter 7: Keeping Windows XP Patched and Protected.

Chapter 8: Protecting Against Viruses.

Chapter 9: Fighting Malware: Protecting Against Spyware, Adware, and Browser Hijackers.

Part IV: Messaging Your Way to E-Mail Security.

Chapter 10: The Dark Side of Spam.

Chapter 11: Securing E-mail Messages Using Encryption and Digital Signatures.

Part V: Protecting Your Files.

Chapter 12: Controlling Access to Your Personal Files.

Chapter 13: Improving File Security Using Encryption.

Chapter 14: Erasing Files and Hard Drives Securely.

Part VI: Securing Your Home Network.

Chapter 15: Securing Shared Folders and Printers.

Chapter 16: Securing Windows XP on Wireless Networks.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Reinstalling Windows XP.

Appendix B: Helpful Windows XP Security Web Sites.

Appendix C: Catalog of Handy Windows XP Security Utilities.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471754787
Author:
Dinicolo, Dan
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Computer security
Subject:
Internet - Security
Subject:
Security
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows XP
Subject:
Security - General
Subject:
Internet - General
Copyright:
Series:
PC Magazine
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
20060224
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
436
Dimensions:
9.16x7.36x1.02 in. 1.46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Think you're safe?

Guess what?

Studies have estimated that up to 90 percent of computers are infected by some security threat or another. There's a good chance yours is among them, but any computer can be easily secured to a high level-if you know what you're doing.

They're out there. Trust PC Magazine to help you keep them out of your system

Oh, for the days when a nasty computer virus was the worst thing you had to fear! Now there's spyware that tracks what Web sites you visit, phishing scams that lure you to fake sites in order to steal your credit card and bank account numbers, Trojan horses that can hijack your computer by remote control, and more. They're all lurking out there, but you don't need an advanced degree or tons of expensive software to fight back. All you really need is this book.

Discover how you can Eliminate viruses, spyware, browser hijacks and other pests once and for all Build an effective security strategy based on correct user account settings and strong passwords Explore alternative, less-vulnerable browsers like Mozilla and Firefox Protect your kids as well as your computer with parental controls Maximize the built-in security features of Windows XP Keep your PC protected from hackers and bot attacks with the right firewall Secure your e-mail so it can't be intercepted Implement file security and encrypt sensitive files Be sure no one's getting a free ride by locking down your home network

"Synopsis" by ,
  • Aimed at the end user rather than the security professional, this book presents readers with invaluable information on how to eliminate security issues that already exist on their computers
  • Empowers readers by providing step-by-step instructions on the actions they can take to virtually eradicate potential security threats
  • Addresses viruses, spyware programs, firewalls, browser security, Windows XP updates, password management, data protection, and network security
  • Offers simple steps and instructions that can be easily understood by the average Windows XP user and do not require readers to become computer security experts
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