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Sleeping with the Enemy: Running Windows® on a Mac® by Brad Miser

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Chapter 4. PROTECTING YOUR WINDOWS ENVIRONMENT FROM INTERNET ATTACKS

Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere, you’ve no doubt heard of viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, and other computer security issues. Although the Mac platform has been subjected to such attacks, they are far less frequent than they are in the Windows world. When you use a Mac—even if you use it heavily—you might run into these threats occasionally or never if you are particularly careful. On a Windows machine, you will run into them constantly no matter how careful you are. After you’ve connected your Windows environment to the Internet, you should immediately protect your computer from these threats.

Although the specifics of the threats you face from Internet ...

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