Home Internet Security
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.
identity and privacy.
Browse the Web
safely and eliminate junk mail from your inbox.
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.
This book (although
aimed at the novice computer user) is an easy to follow manual that is
explained in plain English to assist people to understand the pros and
cons of home internet security. Although the book has Symantec's name on
the title, it actually promotes all different forms of internet
security, whether McAfee or Zone Labs to give it an unbiased
The book is separated
into the following categories that include Understanding Internet Risk;
Preventing Identity Theft; Firewalls; Getting Rid of Unwanted Guests,
Part 1 - Viruses and Worms; Getting Rid of Unwanted Guests, Part 2 -
Spyware, Adware, and Trojan Horses; Just Say No To Spam; Securing
Windows; Keeping Your Family Safe Online; Wireless and VoIP Security;
Privacy and the Internet; Conclusion and an Index .
Even though I consider myself to be rather
internet spivvy, this book did give me a greater understanding into all
the different aspects of internet security. Another interesting feature
of this book is that each chapter ends with an important checklist that
also gives you access to free sites to help check your personal computer
The Symantec Guide to
Home Internet Security would make a great purchase for those that have
just bought a computer for the first time or as a gift to a friend or
family member that always pesters you about any computer security problems they are
having. Great stuff!