Safe and Secure: Secure Your Home Network, and Protect Your Privacy Online

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Every day the media is filled with stories about threats from the Internet. Large companies have their computer systems invaded by attackers, government Web sites are altered by pranksters, people's credit card information is stolen, and increasingly home Internet users find computers under attack. This book is designed for home Internet users who want to secure their systems and protect their privacy. It will guide you through the nuances of computer security and help you ...
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Overview

Every day the media is filled with stories about threats from the Internet. Large companies have their computer systems invaded by attackers, government Web sites are altered by pranksters, people's credit card information is stolen, and increasingly home Internet users find computers under attack. This book is designed for home Internet users who want to secure their systems and protect their privacy. It will guide you through the nuances of computer security and help you choose the best tools for your needs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672322433
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/23/2001
  • Pages: 359
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I The Basics
1 Threats From the Internet 5
2 Online Security Strategies 13
3 How the Internet Works 19
4 Network Infrastructure 33
Pt. II Protecting a Home PC
5 Securing a Standalone System 57
6 Wireless Ethernet Security 69
7 Using Personal Firewall Software 77
8 The Dangers of Viruses on the Internet 95
9 Vaccinating Your Computer Against Viruses 103
Pt. III Securing a Home Network
10 Overview of Firewalls 123
11 Implementing a Proxy Server 137
12 Using a Broadband Router 149
13 The Benefits and Risks of Telecommuting 163
14 Using Virtual Private Networks 171
15 Providing Internet Services 183
Pt. IV Privacy and Data Security
16 Human Issues in Security 199
17 Cookies 211
18 Anonymous Surfing 229
19 Encryption 237
Pt. V Testing and Recovery
20 Testing Your Security by Attacking Yourself 255
21 Managing Your Logs 267
22 Recovering From a Disaster 283
23 Maintaining Your Protection 291
24 Backup Strategies 303
App. A: Glossary 327
App. B: Resources 333
App. C Common TCP Services and Ports 337
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