General information on security
Newsletters: Security Pipeline and Brian's Buzz will keep you up to date on what's happening
on the Wide Wooly Web.
You will find extensive security
http://www.dozleng.com/ -- software, online tests, security updates,
Symantec provides an alert service, as do other antivirus companies. [example]
CNet has recently updated their
basic overview of online security. It's a good summary,
and is quick and easy to read.
Microsoft now has a fresh new Security & Privacy site which that is well worth a visit. It's
easy to read, and covers the topic nicely.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/ -- main page
http://www.microsoft.com/security/home/ -- page for home users
http://netsecurity.about.com/cs/compsecurity101/index.htm?PM=ss13_netsecurity -- Computer Security 101 -- a basic course, along with quizzes to
check your understanding. (Be sure to scroll
down the first page past the advertisement,
and also click the "Next" link
to see the whole table of contents.) You
can also sign up to take the course online
(by email) if you like.
http://www.labmice.net/WindowsXP/security/default.htm -- a professional level guide to making
Windows XP secure.
http://www.cnet.com/software/0-352108-8-9828194-1.html -- a concise and not too technical explanation
of online threats and security. A good place
to start [alternate link]
http://www.staysafeonline.info/appendix_c.adp -- Stay Safe Online -- comprehensive website on security.
"The purpose of the Home PC Firewall Guide is to provide easy access to basic information
about and independent, third-party
of Internet security and privacy
for home, telecommuter, and SOHO
home office) end-users."
"UK Security Online" has excellent coverage, both of the
major Internet threats and of defenses. They
take a network point of view, but most of
the content applies to home systems as well.
The writing is very clear and straightforward.
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