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Privacy Defended: Protecting Yourself Online by Chris Weber, William Chan, Gary Bahadur

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Chapter 10. Understanding Your PC Operating System and Its Security Features

An essential step in protecting and defending your privacy in the online environment is understanding the security features that are available via the computer's operating system. Having a secure system will help prevent successful attacks against your system. The operating systems and computers we will be discussing all contain basic security features, but it is often left to the consumer to configure and enable those features. Although this book and its recommendations are geared toward the home user, many of the security issues we will discuss can also be applied in the office environment, subject to your company's security policies. For example, policies that govern ...

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