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MakeUseOf.com: HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security

MakeUseOf.com: HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security

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It's a jungle out there. From trojans to worms to phishers to pharmers, the web is seemingly full of hazards. Keeping yourself safe requires not only the right software, but an understanding of what kind of threats to look out for.

That's where "HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security" Comes in. This excellent guide, brought to you by MakeUseOf's own Matt Smith, provides an objective, detailed, but easily understood walkthrough of PC security. By the end of this guide you will know exactly what PC security means and, more importantly, what you need to do to keep your PC secure.
It's a jungle out there. From trojans to worms to phishers to pharmers, the web is seemingly full of hazards. Keeping yourself safe requires not only the right software, but an understanding of what kind of threats to look out for.

That's where "HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security" Comes in. This excellent guide, brought to you by MakeUseOf's own Matt Smith, provides an objective, detailed, but easily understood walkthrough of PC security. By the end of this guide you will know exactly what PC security means and, more importantly, what you need to do to keep your PC secure.

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Overall, Mac OS X and Linux are clearly superior to Windows if security is
measured by the frequency with which users are impacted by security
threats. This does not mean that Microsoft is asleep at the wheel. It is simply
the reality of our world. Windows is by far the most popular operating system
and, as a result, malware is usually coded to target Windows PCs.

On the other hand, Windows computers have access to superior antivirus
suites and the Windows Action Center in Windows 7 has no peer. This means
that Windows users are arguably more likely to be aware of a security issue
when it arises, but trying to quantify this is impossible.

Still, whatever the reasons, it’s impossible to get away from the fact that
Windows users are more likely to be impacted by malware than users of OS X
or Linux.

HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security

http://smidgenpc.com/ | Matt Smith

MakeUseOf.com

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