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Always Use Protection : A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing - Dan Appleman

Always Use Protection

A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing

Paperback Published: 21st April 2004
ISBN: 9781590593264
Number Of Pages: 266
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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Consider this true scenario: Two teenagers are both hit by some very nasty, damaging computer viruses. One was a virus that took down his Windows desktop at random times. The other was a trojan, with a hacker at the other end trying to blackmail him for game CD keys. Neither of the teens had up to date anti-virus software. Only one had a firewall.

Fact: Teenagers often suffer numerous other problems - from corrupt systems that need to be restored, to having E-mail accounts stolen, to being impersonated on instant message chats.

Security experts know that home users are the most vulnerable to viruses. In fact, many home users are teenagers. They often have the best computer (for games), and spend the most time on the Web. And while the news media and parents have done a decent job of warning teenagers of the risks of strangers in public chat rooms, they've done virtually nothing to teach teens other aspects of computer security.

Always Use Protection: A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing contains the most important things every teen needs to know about computer security. Not just the usual information about protecting teens online, but the equally important information on protecting computers from viruses and preventing identity theft (which teens surprisingly suffer from as well).

Part I Protecting Your Machine
Chapter 1 Gremlins In Your Machine
Chapter 2 When Software Attacks: All About Viruses
Chapter 3 From Sneaks To Slammers: How Viruses Get On Your System Chapter 4 The Built-In Doctor: Antivirus Programs Chapter 5 Guardians At The Gate: Firewalls Chapter 6 Locking Up, Part 1: Software Updates
Chapter 7 Locking Up, Part 2: System And Application Configuration
Chapter 8 Backups:The Most Important Thing You?ll Probably Never Do Chapter 9 What To Do When You?ve Been Hit Part II Protecting Your Privacy Chapter 10 When They Think It?s You, But It Isn?t: Identity Theft
Chapter 11 Passwords:Your Key To The Internet Chapter 12 The Traces You Leave Behind: What Your Machine Says About You
Chapter 13 Every Move You Make,They?ll Be Watching You
Part III Protecting Yourself Chapter 14 Chat Rooms, Public And Private Chapter 15 Scams
Part IV Appendixes Appendix A Everyday Security
Appendix B Registry Tricks
Appendix C A Note For Parents

ISBN: 9781590593264
ISBN-10: 159059326X
Audience: General
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 21st April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.34  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.47