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Internet Simplified® by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 11. Enhancing E-mail Security and Privacy

Although most e-mail messages are benign, many messages contain threats to your security and privacy. These threats include junk e-mail, viruses lurking in file attachments or message code, and messages that aim to trick you into revealing confidential or private data, such as passwords or credit card numbers.

To protect yourself and your family, you need to understand these threats and know what you can do to thwart them. This chapter introduces you to this negative side of the Internet's e-mail system and shows you specific steps you can take to keep your e-mail inbox secure and private.

Enhancing E-mail Security and Privacy
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