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Networking: 7 Steps to Secure Your PC from Attack

Although the Internet has very quickly transformed into a valuable and, for many people, almost essential tool, it is also riddled with all manner of potential security problems. For the unwary user, the Internet can house a wide-range of dangers, and in this article we are going to reveal how to check the effectiveness of existing security settings, how to maximise online security, and how to avoid a variety of online threats. The existence of hackers, phishing scams and automated snooping tools means that your data is at risk whenever your computer is connected to the Internet. But by taking the right steps, these dangers can be kept to an absolute minimum.

Category: Networks
Issue: 2008 Issue 4 June/July
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Article Reference: N21



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