The Hacker's Nightmare
By: David Bradley
Almost everyone with a personal computer knows something about viruses, many of us know about worms, and a growing number are adware aware. If you're not, then check out our viruses, worms, and trojans pages for more information and get some antivirus software and a firewall installed before it's too late. I've been reading an excellent ebook on the subject too, it weighs in at a hefty 500 pages, and is packed with information that even net savvy users can make use of. The Hacker's Nightmare is the computer security tutorial eBook to read if you're using a Windows-based computer.
Millions of computers around the world run unprotected from hackers, worms, viruses, trojans, spyware, spammers, and all kinds of malware, if yours is one of them, then you could one day be a victim. Why wait until that day, download the software that will enable you to take control of all these threats with techniques and software that is mostly free. It's the cyber equivalent of setting your house's intruder alarm and locking the front door when you leave. You wouldn't dream of going out for the day without locking up and that alarm puts off all but the most determined of thieves. Making your computer secure is no longer "too hard" or "too expensive".
Breaking News: One thing that might not be obvious is that computer security is not solely about malicious internet users hacking and cracking their way into your computer. Did it ever occur to you, that your mp3 music player (your Apple iPod for example), personal digital assistant (PDA), zip drives, USB keys, even your digital camera could be used by anyone to "walk" off with your precious data and records right under your nose?