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Computer Security

On this page I will collect various resources about securing your computer. I especially want to provide links to some good introductory articles for those who don’t know much about security.

First, here is a good introduction to computer security and why you need to secure your computer. It explains why you need:

Yes, you really need all of this. There are a lot of “bad guys” out there who are trying to mess with your computer. (Some security suites contain two or more of the above functions.) The site also contains reviews and ratings of security software.

To test the vulnerability of your computer to attacks from the Internet, visit Shields Up! The site can get fairly technical, but just run the tests to see how open your computer is to outside access.