33. Protecting Your Network from Hackers and Snoops

It’s a Cold, Cruel World

I have relatives, friends and neighbors who say that growing up, they never locked the front door to their house. What a charming thought! It’s nearly inconceivable today to do this. I don’t think it’s because people have gotten any worse, or that there’s a higher percentage of bad people; it’s that there are just more people. A lot more. The odds have gotten greater that an unlocked door would lead to theft simply because there are more people walking down the street, past your door, and eventually one of them will give it a push.

And here’s the thing: With an Internet connection in your home or business, there are about three billion people and three billion computers ...

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