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Maintaining Security Online

When your computer is connected to the Internet via a direct connection to a cable modem or DSL line, it can be a direct target for attack from outside.

Earlier in the chapter, you learned how to use network sharing and services. Now let's find out what security issues are related to their use. (To put it bluntly, the more network services that are running, the greater the chance that a potential intruder can discover and access your system.)


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