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By Thomas Greene

Computer protection for the house and Small Office addresses the long-neglected defense wishes of daily clients in the house, corporation notebook, and SOHO (small office/home workplace) different types, with emphasis on approach hardening, doing away with malware, person and web privateness, encryption, and information hygiene.

The booklet deals finished tutorials for safeguarding privateness, fighting process assaults and, most crucial, warding off problems from buggy courses and software program laced with hidden services and networking services.

Furthermore, the e-book is full of information regarding open-source items with comparable defense techniques for home windows clients. One recurrent process: changing insecure closed-source purposes and utilities with more secure open-source possible choices, thereby removing a number of routes to method exploitation and privateness invasion.

Also incorporated is lots of counsel for Linux clients, and a whole bankruptcy weighing the benefits and downsides of migrating to Linux—a step which may tremendously simplify desktop safeguard, even for the beginner user.

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You can write it down and keep it in a secure place until you're confident you've memorized it, then destroy the record. The Advanced menu enables you to toggle Java on and off (Figure 11). Java is not much of a security hassle with Mozilla on Windows, and even less of one on Linux. There are annoyances, and there have been exploits, but the inconvenience of trying to surf the Web with it shut off is fairly daunting. If your computer is otherwise well configured for security, which it will be by the time you finish reading this book, Java should not be a problem.

Hackers are by no means special. They are quite ordinary people, affected by the same ambitions, foibles, and motives-bOth good and bad-affecting anyone else. They are not necessarily malicious. Some hackers, called whitehats, may never have broken a law in their lives, while some cybercriminals are so inept that calling them "hackers" would be a preposterous overstatement. They may be motivated by benign curiosity, by vanity, or by greed. But they are not superior; they are people you chat with on line, people you work with every day, and people you send upstairs with an affectionate pat on the bottom to do their homework.

You can control it by limiting the available disk space and clearing it periodically (though not securely) with the Clear Cache button. I would recommend a value of 0 MB for disk space if you have a fast Internet connection (Figure 13). Dialup users should limit its size to a few tens of MB and remember to clear it regularly. xl Introduction )( Figure 13. Controlling the page cache Finally, to make Mozilla Mail display incoming memos in plain text, open the mail client, go to the menu bar, and choose View >- Message Body As >- Plain Text (Figure 14).

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