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Essential Computer Security provides the vast home user and small office computer market with the information they must know in order to understand the risks of computing on the Internet and what they can do to protect themselves.
Tony Bradley is the Guide for the About.com site for Internet Network Security. In his role managing the content for a site that has over 600,000 page views per month and a weekly newsletter with 25,000 subscribers, Tony has learned how to talk to people, everyday people, about computer security. Intended for the security illiterate, Essential Computer Security is a source of jargon-less advice everyone needs to operate their computer securely.
• Written in easy to understand non-technical language that novices can comprehend
• Provides detailed coverage of the essential security subjects that everyone needs to know
• Covers just enough information to educate without being overwhelming
1. Foreword 2. Introduction 3. Basic Windows Security 4. Passwords 5. Antivirus Software 6. Patching 7. Firewalls 8. Now You Can Connect To The Internet! 9. Email Safety 10. Web Surfing Privacy and Safety 11. Wireless Network Security 12. Spyware 13. Keeping Things Secure 14. When Disaster Strikes 15. Life Without Microsoft: Alternative Products 16. Appendix A: Getting Started – A Security Checklist 17. Appendix B: Fundamentals of Computer Networking and the Internet 18. Appendix C: Glossary of Technology and Terminology