Download this free eBook “HackerProof: Your Guide To PC Security” from MakeUseOf.com. This guide provides an objective, detailed, but easily understood walkthrough of PC security. By the end of this guide you will know exactly what PC security means and, more importantly, what you need to do to keep your PC secure.
PC security is linked to computer security as a whole, including issues like network security and Internet security. The vast majority of the threats that may attack your computer are able to survive only because of the Internet and, in some cases, the survival of a security threat is directly linked to a security flaw in some high-end piece of server hardware. However, the average PC user has no control over this.
This means that PC security – defined as protection of the personal computer you own – has a fortress mentality. It is your responsibility to protect your fortress from whatever might exist in the unknown beyond its walls. This mentality is expressed in the terms used by companies that want to sell you PC security software. Words like “firewall” “blocker” and “shield” are easy to find in advertisements of PC security software.
Table of Contents
- Intro to PC Security
- The Malware Gallery
- Innocent Civilizations: The Security of Operating Systems
- Good Security Habits
- Methods of Protection
- Choosing Security Software
- Prepare for the Worst – and Backup!
- Recovering from Malware
File size: 2.54 MB
Number of pages: 53