Chapter 7. Securing Windows 10 devices

Understanding security threats

What’s new in Windows 10

Monitoring your computer’s security

Staying on top of security updates

Blocking intruders with Windows Firewall

Preventing unsafe actions with User Account Control

Encrypting information

Using Windows Defender to block malware

Stopping unknown or malicious programs with SmartScreen

We don’t mean to be scaremongers, but they are out to get you. Computer attacks continue to increase in number and severity each year. And while the big data breaches—the loss of millions of credit card numbers from a major retailer or the loss of millions of personnel records from the U.S. government—command the most media attention, don’t think that the bad guys wouldn’t ...

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