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Summary

Just as you wouldn't leave your doors unlocked and your credit cards sitting around in the open, you don't want to leave your home network open to outside attack, either. In this chapter, you learned about some important steps you can take to secure your network. You saw that a firewall helps prevent intrusions and that you can make your wireless network a bit more private by properly configuring your router. You also learned that up-to-date antivirus software is a vital piece of your home network's security puzzle.

Now that you learned to secure your home network, the next chapter teaches you how to share it. Sharing is a vital link in making your network more useful.


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