19. Safe and Private Internet Computing

In This Chapter

• Learn About Internet Threats and Risks to Your Privacy

• Understand How to Defend Yourself Against Internet Threats

• Manage All Your User IDs and Passwords

For something so exciting, enormously helpful, always entertaining, and extremely valuable, the Internet can be a dangerous place. There’s risk at every corner of having your personal information stolen, of viruses spreading to your computer, of fake versions of your favorite websites appearing, designed to fool you into entering private information, and of software secretly loading itself on your computer to track your every Internet move. It’s certainly sad that individuals try to take what’s yours, but after you accept the reality ...

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