How do you keep your PC pest-free, and keep yourself safe from malware, phishing, and all the other bad stuff out there? Software will help: anti-virus, anti-Spam, firewalls, and so forth. But it’s not enough. You also need knowledge. This book delivers that knowledge, painlessly. Preston Gralla does a bang-up job of making even unpleasant technologies fun to read about. Better yet, he offers specific solutions.
Gralla covers it all, from adware to keyloggers to zombies. Among the highlights: how to lock down Internet Explorer (assuming you don’t choose to replace it with Firefox); how to de-infest a system that’s been attacked by spyware, zombies, et al.; how to hide your email address from “spambots” trying to harvest it for email lists; and how to protect your privacy when using instant messaging. Bill Camarda, from the September 2005 Read Only