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Symantec Guide to Home Internet Security, The

Symantec Guide to Home Internet Security, The

Andrew Conry-Murray, Vincent Weafer

Sep 2005, Paperback, 240 pages
ISBN13: 9780321356413
ISBN10: 0321356411
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Protect Yourself! Easy, Step-by-Step Help from the World’s Most Trusted Security Provider

The Internet is crawling with risks; if you bank or shop online, or even just surf the Web and send e-mail, you are exposed to hackers, thieves, and con artists. Today’s bad guys don’t need to pick your locks or break your windows: they can attack you and your family over the Internet. Are you prepared? Enjoy a safer online experience with easy, step-by-step help from Symantec, the world’s most trusted security provider.

This easy-to-understand book helps protect you against Internet threats. Written specifically for nontechnical computer users, you’ll learn simple ways to keep you and your family safe and secure while online.

  • Keep your PC free of spyware, adware, worms, viruses, and intruders.
  • Protect your identity and privacy.
  • Browse the Web safely and eliminate junk mail from your inbox.
  • Keep eavesdroppers out of your wireless network.
  • Make the most of the new security features built into Windows XP.
  • Shield your children from pornography and online predators.
  • Protect your new Internet-based phone service.
  • Download free tools that help you keep your computer safe.

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About the Author.


1. Understanding Internet Risk.

2. Preventing Identity Theft.

3. Firewalls.

4. Getting Rid of Unwanted Guests, Part 1: Viruses and Worms.

5. Getting Rid of Unwanted Guests, Part 2: Spyware, Adware, and Trojan Horses.

6. Just Say No to Spam.

7. Securing Windows.

8. Keeping Your Family Safe Online.

9. Wireless and VoIP Security.

10. Privacy and the Internet.



Andrew Conry-Murray is the technology editor at IT Architect, an award-winning publication for information technology professionals. He has been writing about computer and network security since 2000.

Vincent Weafer has an extensive range of experience, gained from more than 20 years in the information technology industry, ranging from software development, systems engineering, to security research positions. For the past eight years, he has been the operational leader of the Symantec Global Security Response team, where his mission is to advance the research into new computer security threats and provide security content solutions such as anti-virus, antispam, intrusion and vulnerability response, real-time alerting, content solutions, research, and analysis.

Weafer has also been one of Symantec’s main spokespeople on Internet security threats and trends, with national and international press and broadcast media, appearing on CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, and BBC, among many others. In addition, he has presented at many international conferences on security threats and trends, presenting papers and contributing to technical panels run by the European Institute for Computer AntiVirus Research (EICAR), Virus Bulletin, Association of AntiVirus Asia Researchers (AVAR), and Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AUSCERT), among many others.

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