Absolute Beginner's Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses (Absolute Beginner's Guides (Que))

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses (Absolute Beginner's Guides (Que))

by Andy Walker (Author)

Synopsis

Batten down the hatches! Hackers, spammers and thieves (oh my!) are after you! The mere act of turning on an Internet-connected computer can put you, your family, and your personal finances at risk by exposing you to viruses, scam artists, hackers, identity thieves, and spammers. How do you fight back? Absolute Beginner's Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware and Viruses is your first line of defense.

Clear, easy-to-understand definitions of viruses, spyware, and hackers will help you understand what you're up against everytime you go online. Then, you'll learn about other threats, such as identity theft, phishing, and other potential dangers you'll face in your everyday computing. Find out how to search out and destroy spyware, malware and other viscious programs that could potentially harm your computer. Then find out how to lock out hackers, spammers, and theives for good.

We'll tell you how to immediately cut the risk of being attacked in half - in less than 10 minutes! Protect your bank accounts, digital photos, digital music collection, masters thesis, and everything you hold near and dear on your computer with the help of the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware and Viruses.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Edition: 1
Publisher: QUE
Published: 09 Nov 2005

ISBN 10: 0789734591
ISBN 13: 9780789734594
Book Overview: Computer security used to be the domain of the government, big business and that geeky kid with The Empire Strikes Back jammies. Today, computer security issues dog anyone who uses a computer on the Internet-whether you're a bonafide pimply-faced geek or an average soccer mom. The mere act of turning on an Internet-connected computer can put you, your family and even your personal finances at risk. Each time you connect to the Internet, you expose yourself to viruses, scam artists, hackers, identity thieves, spammers and other digital mayhem. It's enough to keep you up at night clutching your computer and mumbling. This book defines all the key threats an average home computer user faces, and provides strategies to easily turn novice and basic users into adept home security experts, making you safer and more secure from cyber criminals and misfits. Absolute Beginner's Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware and Viruses starts off with plain English definitions of viruses, spyware and hackers. Then, you'll learn about other threats, such as identity theft, phishing and other potential nasties you'll face in day to day computing. We tell you what you need do right now to cut the risk in half-in less than 10 minutes!

Author Bio

Andy Walker is one of North America's top technology journalists. Since 1995, he has written about personal computer technology for dozens of newspapers, magazines, and websites. His personal technology advice column was syndicated across the Southam Newspaper chain and today the body of work is published at Cyberwalker.com where more than 5 million unique visitors read the advice annually. Andy has appeared as a tech expert on hundreds of TV and radio broadcasts and now co-hosts hosted the internationally syndicated TV show Call for Help with Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur. Andy was born in the United Kingdom, educated and raised in Canada, and now lives in Toronto with a two cats and a really secure personal computer.