Computer Security and Online Privacy Geared to the Home and Small Office User: An Important New Security Book from ApressBERKELEY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- April 22, 2004 -- Apress(R) is pleased to announce the release of Computer Security for the Home and Small Office by Thomas C. Greene. Online privacy and computer security are issues of widespread concern, but most users don't realize that a few hours of customization can protect against the worst the Internet has to offer. Simply disabling specific default networking capabilities, encrypting sensitive files and electronic correspondence, and realizing the security elements hidden within the operating system can quickly limit routes to system exploitation and privacy invasion. With the correct configuration, it's possible to reduce the harmful effects of malware, enhance user privacy on shared systems, obscure every trace of one's online wanderings, and limit children's access to online clients and services. These techniques are thorough and effective, presented in clear, concise language, and do not require a technical background.
-- Covers Windows and Linux, and the security advantages of using open source applications on Windows
-- Offers comprehensive tutorials for protecting the reader's privacy and hardening his or her computer
-- Provides a wealth of background information to help users evaluate their security needs
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Thomas C. Greene serves as Associate Editor for the IT journal The Register (www.theregister.co.uk), the leading independent tech news daily, where he has been a senior editor and columnist for five years. Greene covers cybercrime, computer and network security, and legislation related to information technology.
Apress L.P., based in Berkeley, California, is a fast-growing publisher of technical books devoted to meeting the needs of information technology professionals. Apress is dedicated to publishing titles of the highest quality and has compiled a team of authors that reads like a veritable "Who's Who" of the computing industry. -0- *T Computer Security for the Home and Small Office Thomas C. Greene Published: 15 March 2004 ISBN: 1-59059-316-2 $39.99 US/448 p. *T