CHAPTER 18Internet Security

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Discuss different types of malicious software

• Protect against viruses

• Discuss browser configuration and firewalls

In Chapter 17, you learned about how to protect your local computer from unauthorized access and other attacks, but any computer attached to a network opens itself up to an entirely new set of dangers. Viruses and other malicious software can come from anywhere in the world and sneak onto your system to destroy your data. You need to know how to stop these infiltrators and recover from any successful intrusions.

This chapter looks at issues involving Internet-borne attacks and how to defend against them. This content is the security bread and butter for those ...

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