Chapter 26. Personal Security and Privacy on a Network

Obviously, networks are great for collaborative efforts and the easy ability to share files, folders, and programs with others connected to that network.

But with easy access comes security issues. Simply because you set up a network does not mean that you want to make the entire contents of your PC and the data it contains available to everyone with access to that network.

Also, “everyone” could be a wider audience than you intend. For example, what if a visitor or intruder sits down at the keyboard of one of the networked computers? Or what if a hacker manages to get into your network over your open Internet connection?

This chapter delves into some of the ways you can try to keep your files ...

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