Home Computer Security: A Practical Guide to Securing Your Computer and Network

A consumer’s guide to securing a home computer, this reference helps PC users quickly secure their home networks against intruders, lock down their Microsoft Windows or Mac OS operating systems, secure their Internet Explorer Web browsers, and implement effective parental controls to keep their kids safe online. In addition, information on how to defeat spyware, spam, viruses and worms; thwart identity theft; deflect phishing attacks, and raise personal awareness of online scams is discussed. A complete glossary of Internet security terms is also included.