Chapter 7. Protecting and Securing Windows

It Takes More Than Just Software

Protecting and securing your computer is a major concern with the growing number of malicious software applications circulating on the Internet. The days of just applying the latest Windows security patches to your computer are over. New vulnerabilities or security holes are found almost daily and it usually takes Microsoft several days, if not weeks, to write and test a security patch to fix the hole. And it’s not just Windows that you have to worry about. Where PC applications were once little worlds unto themselves, they’re now deeply intertwined, so a bug in an MP3 player program can get exploited by a bug in a web browser, and a bug in a spreadsheet program can get ...

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