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Program Safeguarding with EMET

The Internet is one of man’s greatest inventions when it comes to exchanging and gathering information. Unfortunately the Internet is also rife with hackers and gangsters, who create mischief and try to hijack your computer in order to steal your sensitive data and access your online bank account or credit card details.

The default security tools provided by Microsoft, such as User Account Control, the Windows Firewall, and the built-in virus scanner in Windows 8 provide a good level of protection for your PC while online. However, if you really want to be on the safe side, you should install the Enhanced Mitigation Experience

Toolkit, EMET. Using this free Microsoft program you can better safeguard the applications installed on your PC which are vulnerable to online attack. Find out how in this article.

 

Category: Internet & Security, Issues
Issue: 2014 Issue 9 September/October
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Article Reference: P710



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