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

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Why Test Network Security?

Every day, we see a news story of some hacker stealing credit card information, a new virus wreaking havoc in a matter of hours, or a company pilfering personal information and selling it to some marketing company. At one time you were just a spectator to hackers breaking into some company, but you have become a target. With your home network up and running, you need to protect yourself from the vandal hordes of cyberspace.

Like any large company that performs security testing of their own Internet sites, you must do the same. You might not have vast amounts of money to spend on consultants and expensive software, but the proliferation of the Internet provides the necessary tools and information that any consumer can ...

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