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Windows 7 Made Simple by Kevin Otnes

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Enhancing Network Security

Networks connect computers to each other and to the outside world (the Internet). This exposes your computer and network to all sorts of threats from outside, and even from other users within the network. This section highlights some security issues and solutions specific to home networks.

NOTE: See Chapter 16: “Protecting Your Computer and Data” to learn how to set up anti-virus and anti-spyware software plus firewalls to protect your computer and your network from attacks and intrusion, as well as how to protect your data from loss and hardware failures with a good backup, recovery, and disaster recovery plan.

A home network is only as safe as its weakest link, whether that link be a particular user or a particular ...

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