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My Windows® 8 by Katherine Murray

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6. Securing Your Windows 8 Computer

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This chapter shows you the security features in Windows 8 by focusing on the following tasks:

Customizing your login

Working with the Action Center

Using Windows Defender

Turning on your Windows Firewall

Working with user accounts

Maintaining your privacy

Today our computers seem to be attacked on many fronts. We receive phishing messages through email messages that look legitimate; we risk catching viruses when we download files; we can pick up unwanted parasites browsing the web. Thank goodness, Windows 8 is the most secure Windows operating system released to-date. Over the last few releases, ...

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