by Michael Miller
Absolute PC Security & Privacy
Synex, August, 2002.
Trade Paperback, 530 pages.
In this age of online privacy threats, spam, trojans and viruses you definitely need a book like Absolute PC Security & Privacy. This book lists many of the potential problems (including many you may not even be aware of), then provides methods for avoiding them and solutions for fixing and removing them if you have already been affected. We can all understand the damage and frustrations a virus can cause -- what is more difficult to comprehend are the potential privacy problems and hidden security risks, such as someone obtaining your credit card or other personal information. For example, what risks is your teenager creating for you when he uses one of those file swapping services? Fortunately, in addition to listing the many ways your personal information can be accessed and stolen, the book also provides methods for protecting your information. The book also helps readers understand complicated subjects such as cookies, firewalls and secure servers. In addition, the book includes sources and websites for keeping up with new viruses and new privacy concerns. In this early stage of the Internet, proper security is absolutely essential to safeguard your privacy. This book is a must-have for all PC users. Highly recommended.
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This review was published in the September, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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