Always Use Protection: A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing

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Table of Contents

  1. Gremlins in Your Machine
  2. When Software Attacks: All About Viruses
  3. From Sneaks ...
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Overview

Table of Contents

  1. Gremlins in Your Machine
  2. When Software Attacks: All About Viruses
  3. From Sneaks to Slammers: How Viruses Get on Your System
  4. TheBuilt-in Doctor: Antivirus Programs
  5. Guardians at the Gate: Firewalls
  6. Locking Up, Part 1: Software Updates
  7. Locking Up, Part 2: System and Application Configuration
  8. Backups: The Most Important Thing You'll Probably Never Do
  9. What to Do When You've Been Hit
  10. When They Think It's You, But It Isn't: Identity Theft
  11. Passwords: Your Key to the Internet
  12. The Traces You Leave Behind: What Your Machine Says About You
  13. Every Move You Make, They'll Be Watching You
  14. Chat Rooms, Public and Private
  15. Scams
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590593264
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 4/21/2004
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 585,580
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Appleman is the president of Desaware Inc., a developer of add-on products and components for Microsoft Visual Studio, including SpyWorks, StateCoder, and the NT Service Toolkit for .NET languages and VB6. He is a cofounder of Apress, a publishing company specializing in high-quality professional level books for computer programmers and IT professionals. He is the author of numerous books, including Moving to VB .NET: Strategies, Concepts and Code, How Computer Programming Works, and Dan Appleman's Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API, and he is the author of a series of eBooks on .NET-related topics.
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Table of Contents

About the author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Introduction for parents
Pt. I Protecting your machine
Ch. 1 Gremlins in your machine 3
Ch. 2 When software attacks : all about viruses 7
Ch. 3 From sneaks to slammers : how viruses get on your system 17
Ch. 4 The built-in doctor : antivirus programs 37
Ch. 5 Guardians at the gate : firewalls 51
Ch. 6 Locking up, part 1 : software updates 81
Ch. 7 Locking up, part 2 : system and application configuration 93
Ch. 8 Backups : the most important thing you'll probably never do 107
Ch. 9 What to do when you've been hit 113
Pt. II Protecting your privacy
Ch. 10 When they think it's you, but it isn't : identity theft 143
Ch. 11 Passwords : your key to the internet 159
Ch. 12 The traces you leave behind : what your machine says about you 173
Ch. 13 Every move you make, they'll be watching you 191
Pt. III Protecting yourself
Ch. 14 Chat rooms, public and private 215
Ch. 15 Scams 223
Pt. VI Appendixes
App. A: Everyday security 235
App. B: Registry tricks 243
App. C: A note for parents 251
Index 255
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2004

    Treats you like an adult

    The Apress publishing house has been making a name for itself with ultra-indepth technical texts for computer users. Here, Appleman gives us something slightly different. He pitches this book towards you, the teenager. All he assumes is that you use a computer connected to the Internet. You might perhaps have little or no prior experience. That's ok. He goes through a bunch of things you should be aware of. Like viruses and worms, and what to do if your computer gets infected. Or how to be cautious in chat rooms and when using Instant Messaging. Appleman does go into a reasonable level of detail. More perhaps than a comparable Dummy's or Idiot's book. He believes that there is a certain modicum of detail you should know, and he does not dumb down a topic below that level. He's treating you like an adult. Speaking of which, there are two other audiences for this book. One is parents. The other is teachers or librarians. There must be members of each group wondering if they need to catch up to their kids on this stuff. And casting around for a good text.

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