Enhancing Computer Security

Security settings are critically important for maintaining the integrity of Windows Vista computers. Computers with weak or improperly configured security are open to a wide variety of attacks whenever they connect to a network. To make it easy to manage and determine the status of various security features, Windows Vista includes Windows Security Center. This central security management console provides an overview of the current security configuration and provides quick access to security features including Windows Firewall, Windows Update, and Windows Defender.

Using Windows Security Center

Windows Security Center, shown in Figure 15-4, is meant to be a central location for checking the most important aspects of system ...

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