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Publisher Comments:

Computer Security for the Home and Small Office addresses the long-neglected security needs of everyday users in the home, company workstation, and SOHO (small office/home office) categories, with emphasis on system hardening, eliminating malware, user and Internet privacy, encryption, and data hygiene.

The book offers comprehensive tutorials for protecting privacy, preventing system attacks and, most important, avoiding difficulties from buggy programs and software laced with hidden functions and networking capabilities.

Furthermore, the book is packed with information about open-source products with related security strategies for Windows users. One recurrent strategy: replacing insecure closed-source applications and utilities with safer open-source alternatives, thereby eliminating numerous routes to system exploitation and privacy invasion.

Also included is plenty of guidance for Linux users, and a full chapter weighing the advantages and disadvantages of migrating to Linux?a step that can greatly simplify computer security, even for the novice user.

Book News Annotation:

This handbook for the everyday computer user offers advice on protecting a Windows or Linux system from the viruses and hackers littering the internet. Greene, the US correspondent for The Register (which is based in the UK), shows how to install Mozilla on Windows XP, disable unnecessary services, remove or replace insecure clients, encrypt sensitive files and electronic correspondence, and clean up data traces left behind.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Addressing the frequently overlooked security needs of the home computer user, company workstation, or small office, this practical handbook emphasizes client-side security, user privacy, data hygiene, and Internet privacy, explaining how to make a realistic assessment of security and privacy risks

Synopsis:

Computer Security for the Home and Small Office addresses the long-neglected security needs of everyday users in the home, company workstation, and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) categories, with emphasis on system hardening, eliminating malware, user and Internet privacy, encryption, and data hygiene.

The book offers comprehensive tutorials for protecting privacy, preventing system attacks and, most important, avoiding difficulties from buggy programs and software laced with hidden functions and networking capabilities.

Furthermore, the book is packed with information about open-source products with related security strategies for Windows users. One recurrent strategy: replacing insecure closed-source applications and utilities with safer open-source alternatives, thereby eliminating numerous routes to system exploitation and privacy invasion.

Also included is plenty of guidance for Linux users, and a full chapter weighing the advantages and disadvantages of migrating to Linuxa step that can greatly simplify computer security, even for the novice user.

Synopsis:

Computer Security for the Home and Small Office addresses the long-neglected security needs of users in the home, company workstation and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) categories, emphasizing client-side security, user privacy, Internet privacy and data hygiene. The basic purpose is to provide the home and SOHO user, and the work-at-home corporate user, a thorough, realistic assessment of the security and privacy risks they face, to instruct them in making their machines and networks unattractive targets for attack and to limit the damage an intrusion or other security snafu can cause. It will be a general security and privacy handbook primarily for Windows users, but due to the recent, strong growth of the Linux desktop, will accommodate Linux users with occasional boxed tips and sidebars. Future editions may include more Linux-specific information as market conditions warrant.

Table of Contents

Part I: Methods of Attack; Introducing the Dark Side; Vectors; Social Engineering; From Newbie to Power User; Limiting the Damage.- Part II: Trust Nothing, Fear Nothing; Treasure Hunt; The Wibbly Wobbly Web; Giving You the Business; Cyberterror; Conclusions.- Appendix A: Complete list of procedures.- Appendix B: Glossary.- Appendix C: Hardware purchase guide.- Appendix D: Sources (useful Web sites, etc.).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590593165
Author:
Greene, Thomas
Publisher:
Apress
Author:
Greene, Thomas C.
Subject:
Microcomputers
Subject:
Computer security
Subject:
Security
Subject:
Security - General
Subject:
Microcomputers -- Access control.
Subject:
Networking-Computer Security
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
405
Dimensions:
9.20x7.12x.94 in. 1.58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Addressing the frequently overlooked security needs of the home computer user, company workstation, or small office, this practical handbook emphasizes client-side security, user privacy, data hygiene, and Internet privacy, explaining how to make a realistic assessment of security and privacy risks
"Synopsis" by , Computer Security for the Home and Small Office addresses the long-neglected security needs of everyday users in the home, company workstation, and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) categories, with emphasis on system hardening, eliminating malware, user and Internet privacy, encryption, and data hygiene.

The book offers comprehensive tutorials for protecting privacy, preventing system attacks and, most important, avoiding difficulties from buggy programs and software laced with hidden functions and networking capabilities.

Furthermore, the book is packed with information about open-source products with related security strategies for Windows users. One recurrent strategy: replacing insecure closed-source applications and utilities with safer open-source alternatives, thereby eliminating numerous routes to system exploitation and privacy invasion.

Also included is plenty of guidance for Linux users, and a full chapter weighing the advantages and disadvantages of migrating to Linuxa step that can greatly simplify computer security, even for the novice user.

"Synopsis" by , Computer Security for the Home and Small Office addresses the long-neglected security needs of users in the home, company workstation and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) categories, emphasizing client-side security, user privacy, Internet privacy and data hygiene. The basic purpose is to provide the home and SOHO user, and the work-at-home corporate user, a thorough, realistic assessment of the security and privacy risks they face, to instruct them in making their machines and networks unattractive targets for attack and to limit the damage an intrusion or other security snafu can cause. It will be a general security and privacy handbook primarily for Windows users, but due to the recent, strong growth of the Linux desktop, will accommodate Linux users with occasional boxed tips and sidebars. Future editions may include more Linux-specific information as market conditions warrant.
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