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Chapter 11. Security > If You've Been Hacked

If You've Been Hacked

The best time to respond to a hack is before it happens. Take the time now to prepare for a worst-case scenario, and you'll be in far better shape if it ever does. Make regular backups of the important information on your PC, keep your installation disks handy, and keep a hard copy of your ISP's phone numbers, especially its “report a hacker incident” number. In fact, it's worth a call to your ISP now to confirm with it what your post-hack steps should be. They might even have extra advice for you.

If your antivirus software reports that you've been infected with a virus, it should be able to remove the infection. If you aren't running antivirus software and merely suspect an infection, purchase the software ASAP. Install it, download the latest patterns, and let the antivirus software clean (and hopefully repair) your hard disk. If the damage can't be repaired, you can always restore from those backups you've been making, right? Right?


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