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Protect Yourself Online: How to Cover Your Assets Every Time You Log On

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Typical media may have you thinking that as soon as you log on to the Internet a horde of virus writers, pornographers, bomb makers, mass marketers, and identity thieves will pounce on you.
Of course the reality is very different from what the media portrays. While potential dangers exist, most are mere annoyances. You're more likely to encounter grief elsewhere.
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Overview


Typical media may have you thinking that as soon as you log on to the Internet a horde of virus writers, pornographers, bomb makers, mass marketers, and identity thieves will pounce on you.
Of course the reality is very different from what the media portrays. While potential dangers exist, most are mere annoyances. You're more likely to encounter grief elsewhere.
A few simple preventative measures will make your online experiences more enjoyable, and safer.
This easy to read book explains computer security in simple terms.
A few things you'll learn:
Various ways to secure your computer.
Simple ways to prevent unauthorized access of your files.
How to prevent unauthorized gathering of your surfing records.
FREE methods of keeping hackers out of your system.
About protecting your children when they surf the Internet.
Of programs that track everything done on a computer, without the owner knowing!
How corporations follow you online, and How to STOP them from following you!
The way you address your email may be helping someone else's illegal activity.
How to keep your email address private.
Ways to prevent others from changing your settings.
Common security terms explained in plain language.
To order over the telephone please contact us toll-free at 1-888-232-4444
Visit protectyourselfonline. com for more information!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412002981
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/5/2003
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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David Chappelle is a Consultant and Technology Reviewer. He has written often for Canada's largest computer publisher, Canada Computer Paper, including the largest computer magazine in Canada, The Computer Paper, sister publications Toronto Computes! and Quebec Micro!, and website CanadaComputes.com, where readers rely on him to thoroughly test and report on the latest computer-related products. He has also written for other websites and national magazines, including MoneySense, Canada Computer Wholesaler, Computing Canada, Computer Dealer News, and Direction Informatique.

As a support specialist for a computer reseller he not only assembled and maintained systems and networks, but also demonstrated to users various programs, and how to protect themselves and their data when surfing the Web.

A computer user since 1986, David Chappelle graduated on the Dean's List from DeVry Toronto, where he was chosen valedictorian by classmates, faculty, and administration. He has worked as a bench technician, field technician, technical support representative, security system specialist, and quality control specialist. He constantly updates his security knowledge, including studying Security Design, Cryptography, and Computer Forensic Investigation.
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