Know Your Enemy: Seven Threats to Your Computer's Security

If you pay attention only to the mainstream media, you might think that credit card thieves and occasional outbreaks of e-mail–borne viruses are the only serious threats to your computer and its data. Nothing could be further from the truth. Attacks can come from just about anywhere, including your own office. Every year, the Computer Security Institute and the San Francisco office of the FBI survey American corporations, government agencies, financial institutions, medical institutions, and universities to determine trends in computer security; their 2004 survey revealed that roughly two-thirds of the businesses and institutions surveyed experienced at least one instance of unauthorized ...

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