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Chapter 8. Protecting Your Privacy and Your Computer’s Security

Chapter 8. Protecting Your Privacy and Your Computer’s Security

When you walk through the streets of any big city—New York, London, Paris, Cairo—you can stare in wonder at the sights around you. However, you also need to watch for pickpockets, muggers, and speeding taxis. Wandering around the Internet requires the same sort of vigilance. The Web is filled with wonderful information and dazzling sites to see, but danger lurks around many corners. If you remain vigilant and practice common sense, you can protect yourself from viruses, hackers, and other risks. In this chapter, I’ll show you how to protect yourself from the not-so-nice parts of the Internet. I’ll also explain what cookies really do and show you how you can protect your privacy when using your Web browser.


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