The Personal Internet Security Guidebook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126565614, 9780080513720

The Personal Internet Security Guidebook

1st Edition

Keeping Hackers and Crackers out of Your Home

Print ISBN: 9780126565614
eBook ISBN: 9780080513720
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th October 2001
Page Count: 202

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The Personal Internet Security Guidebook is a complete guide to protecting your computer(s) on the Internet. The newest attack point for hackers is home computers on DSL and/or cable modems. This book will show you how to set up a home network and protect it from the "bad dudes." Also covered in this book is how to protect your computer on the road. Many hotels are now offering high-speed Internet access and this book will show you how to keep your computer safe in the hotel room as well as on the hotel network.

This is a how-to guide to keeping your personal computer safe on the Internet. Following the success of The Internet Security Guidebook, the authors have used their expertise to create a book specifically addressing home computers and traveling notebooks. Included in this book is a comprehensive list of vendors and services. Included are these key elements: protecting your PC on the Internet, home firewall software, how to set up a home network, protecting your PC on the road, and protecting your PC via DSL and/or cable modem.

Key Features

A comprehensive list of vendors and services that you can download or purchase Key elements such as: protecting your PC on the internet How to fully utilise home firewall software How to set-up a home network Information on protecting you PC on the road Information on protecting your PC via DSL and cable modems


Personal computer users and information technology managers.

Table of Contents

Introduction Virus Worms Trojan Port Scanning File Share Attacks DOS Operating Systems (OS) Attacks Scams

Chapter 1 - The Internet Beginning of TCP/IP TCP/IP and the Internet OK, Back to Reality Why Ethernet?

Chapter 2 - Got DSL, Got Cable, May Have Trouble (Connecting to the Internet today) The Internet and the Home User The Personal Computer at Home: The Business Computer at Home: Connection Types Dial-Up ISDN DSL Cable Modem

Chapter 3 - Connecting Your Home Network to the Internet Connection Types Network Interface Cards Setting Up the NIC HUB Routers What about Networking my MAC? Personal Firewalls

Chapter 4 - Securing Your DSL, Cable Modem and Dial Up Connection Virus Review Law Software Attacks Against You and Your Pets Good Security Practices List of Death The Approach A Quick Overview on a Wireless Home Network Network Card or the PC The Access Point Dial-up Configuration Settings WinIPCfg IPConfig Junk and Spam The Junk The "Spam"

Chapter 5 - Physical Security and Insurance Where are the risks? Theft Prevention Devices Alarms Anti-theft Security Enclosures Automatic Alert System Other Considerations Insurance PC Security Checklist<BR id="CRLF


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"Written in an easygoing and friendly manner, the book defines and explains the terms to know, such as routers, servers, bugs, DSL, etc. Threats (such as viruses) and solutions (such as encryption systems) are included. Single computers and home network configuration scenarios are presented, with suggested approaches to consider. Topics include Internet connections, physical security, theft-prevention devices, data protection, and privacy. The book is well-written...An excellent TCP/IP appendix, glossary, and index are included. Although especially useful for readers new to computer security, this book is also recommended for experienced users as a good overall descriptitve work. All levels. --H.J. Bender, Education Process Inprovement Center, Inc.