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Chapter 38. Preventing and Recovering fr... > Fending off Internet Hackers

Fending off Internet Hackers

If you have a broadband Internet connection such as DSL or a cable modem, the good news is that you probably enjoy full-time high-speed access to the Internet. The bad news is that someone else could be enjoying access to your computer.

Being constantly connected to the Internet increases your risk of being hacked—anything from a harmless prank to the destruction of data on your hard disk. But there are safeguards that can protect your machine from invasion—including some that are free.


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