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How Personal & Internet Security Work by Preston Gralla

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Part 1. Internet Security

Internet Security

When you go onto the Internet, your life is an open book. Its very nature makes you vulnerable to attack. It was designed to allow for the freest possible exchange of information, data, and files—and it has succeeded admirably, far beyond its designers’ wildest expectations. However, that freedom carries a price. Hackers and virus writers try to attack the Internet and computers connected to the Internet; those who want to invade others’ privacy attempt to crack databases of sensitive information or snoop information as it travels across Internet routes; spyware is everywhere; wireless snoopers can easily jump onto your ...

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