Chapter 15

Keeping Secrets Safe with Outlook Security

In This Chapter

arrow Getting a Digital ID

arrow Sending a signed message

arrow Encoding a message

In the movies, computer hackers know everything — your credit card balance, Social Security number, and what you ate for breakfast. There doesn’t seem to be a single scrap of personal information that a computer hacker in a movie can’t find out. Are real-life computer hackers just as brilliant and dangerous? Not really. Most personal information thefts aren’t hackers sneaking into personal computers. More often than not, these losers dig credit-card slips out of a restaurant dumpster, or they just make a phone call and trick some poor slob into revealing a password.

Even though there’s no hacker who knows (or cares) what you bought at the Piggly Wiggly, it’s wise to think about security when it comes to your e-mail and personal information. If you work in a corporation, you may be required by law to keep certain standards of security over the messages you send and receive.

tip.eps Outlook has a feature called a Digital ID that helps you keep your secrets ...

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