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Security Strategies in Web Applications and Social Networking by Mike Harwood

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Chapter 5. Mitigating Risk When Connecting to the Internet

THE INTERNET IS NECESSARY PART of today's world. The Internet and its services have become so integrated into business practices that many companies would cease to exist should the Internet fail. Individual users rely on the Internet as a personal and educational tool. The Internet is part of everyday personal and business life.

Despite the reliance on the Internet, it remains an insecure public network. While millions use the Internet each day for legitimate purposes, thousands of others use it every day for cybercrime, bullying, cyberstalking, data theft and more. Use of the Internet as a means of crime is growing, and those using the Internet must take steps to mitigate the risks.

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