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Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way by Paul McFedries

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CHAPTER 2 Crucial Security Tweaks

Do you want your computer to be perfectly secure? Sure, no problem! Just follow my simple four-step plan:

• Never connect your computer to the Internet.

• Don’t install any programs on your computer.

• Don’t let anyone else work with or even look at your computer.

• Burglar-proof your home or office.

I kid, of course, because the truth is that if you want to use your computer (and live your life) in an even remotely normal way, you open up your machine to security risks.

That may sound like a bleak assessment, but the upside of all this is that it doesn’t ...

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