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Beginning Windows 8.1 by Mike Halsey

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CHAPTER 3

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Getting Connected

Windows 8.1 is the best-connected version of the Windows operating system (OS) yet. It includes support for new wireless standards such as 4G mobile broadband. With this added flexibility, however, come some pitfalls. Getting online and connecting to networks is now far more than turning on a connection and entering a password.

In this chapter, I want to take a holistic look at safely and securely connecting to networks and the Internet. You don’t want to worry about securely checking your e-mail. Worse still, you don’t want to worry about your business or personal data being open and available to hackers and drive-by ...

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