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Internet Simplified® by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 4. Surfing the Web Safely and Securely

The Web is generally a safe place to surf, shop, play, and socialize. However, all human endeavors have their share of bad apples, and the Web is no exception. Web-based threats to your computer-related security and privacy often come in the form of system intruders, stalkers, identity thieves, viruses, and spyware.

To protect yourself and your family, you need to understand these threats and to know what you can do to thwart them. This chapter introduces you to the dark side of the Web and shows you specific steps you can take to stay safe and secure online.

Surfing the Web Safely and Securely
  • Protect Yourself on the Web

  • Protect Your Children ...

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