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3. Windows Security

Nihad A. Hassan and Rami Hijazi2

(1)New York, USA

(2)Toronto, Canada

How to Secure Your Windows Box

The operating system (OS) is what all your applications run on. In fact, you cannot run any program except firmware (which contains hardware-specific information) on your PC without installing an operating system first. No matter what precautions you’ve taken to secure your PC, if your OS gets compromised, all the applications running on it will become vulnerable, and all the data stored on its hard drive will be exposed to unauthorized access.

Cyber-threats targeting the operating system ...

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