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Computer Security for the Home and Small Office

Authors: Greene, Thomas

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Computer Security for the Home and Small Office addresses the long-neglected security needs of everyday users in the home, company workstation, and SOHO (small office/home office) categories, with emphasis on system hardening, eliminating malware, user and Internet privacy, encryption, and data hygiene.

The book offers comprehensive tutorials for protecting privacy, preventing system attacks and, most important, avoiding difficulties from buggy programs and software laced with hidden functions and networking capabilities.

Furthermore, the book is packed with information about open-source products with related security strategies for Windows users. One recurrent strategy: replacing insecure closed-source applications and utilities with safer open-source alternatives, thereby eliminating numerous routes to system exploitation and privacy invasion.

Also included is plenty of guidance for Linux users, and a full chapter weighing the advantages and disadvantages of migrating to Linux—a step that can greatly simplify computer security, even for the novice user.

About the authors

Thomas C. Greene is associate editor of The Register, the leading independent IT news daily, where he has been a senior editor and columnist for 5 years. Tom covers cybercrime, computer and network security, and Washington politics and legislation related to information technology.

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"Thomas Greene provides the home and SOHO user, and the work-at-home corporate user, a thorough, realistic assessment of the security and privacy risks they face, to instruct them in making their machines and networks unattractive targets for attack and to limit the damage an intrusion or other security snafu can cause. It is a general security and privacy handbook primarily for Window users, but ... accommodates Linux users with occasional boxed tips and sidebars." (it-expert, Issue no. 48, 2004)


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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0711-5
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-316-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computer Security for the Home and Small Office
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Thomas C. Greene
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0711-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0711-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-316-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 406
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