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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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Chapter 18. Protecting Your Mobile Wi-Fi Computer

In this chapter

  • Protecting confidential information

  • Physically locking down your computer

  • Protecting your computer with passwords and by disabling sharing

  • Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

  • Running antivirus software

  • Using a personal firewall

Security is a big concern for mobile Wi-Fi users, as it ought to be. It's a fact of life, however, that most problems with mobile computing do not have to do with technology, but rather with human interactions. Perhaps someone sees you typing in confidential information while you are “Wi-Fi-ing” in a hotel lobby or a crowded airport waiting area. Or, it can be as simple as theft of an easily portable computing device. These issues are not much different because ...

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