Chapter 16

Network and Internet Privacy and Security

Learning objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts of computer security
  • Identify common threats when using a computer on a network
  • Identify various malware programs
  • Recognize the importance of securing personal data
  • Develop strategies to make a computer more secure

Network and Internet Security Concerns

Network and Internet Privacy Concerns

Strategies for Improving Security

You learned how computers are connected via networks and the Internet in Chapter 13, “Networking and Internet Basics.” Computers connected in this way are vulnerable to a range of malicious activities. These machines are at risk for attacks that can cause poor performance or destroy data, or can cause users to become ...

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