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How Personal & Internet Security Work by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 17. How Personal Firewalls and Proxy Servers Protect You

How Personal Firewalls and Proxy Servers Protect You

To connect to the Internet is to be under attack. Whether you’re connected via a corporate network, via your home network, or via an ISP, hackers and others are constantly probing your system for vulnerabilities.

The most vulnerable are corporate networks and individuals who connect via high-speed connections such as with cable or DSL modems. Corporate networks have vast amounts of data and resources and are therefore big targets. They also have lots of bandwidth, which hackers can use to launch attacks against others. Cable modem and DSL users are targets because they have a lot of ...

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