Chapter 9. How Secure Is Your Computer?

By now, you should have decided upon a personal firewall and installed and configured both it and your Windows operating system. It is now time to put your hard work to the test. This chapter steps you through the process of running three Internet security tests to help determine just how secure your Internet connection really is.

All these tests are free. To keep things simple and straightforward, this chapter uses three tests provided by the same Internet security Web site. The Web site is and it is provided as a service of the Gibson Research Corporation.

  • Learn how to run an Internet security scan and analyze its results

  • See how to run a scan that probes your TCP/IP ports

  • Learn how to run a test that ...

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