People On The Network From Accessing Your Files
You wouldn’t think of
leaving valuables in an unlocked car in a bad neighborhood, but you may not give
a second thought to leaving information-packed files unprotected on any network
to which you’re connected. If you’re like most people, you probably want to
maintain the confidentiality of the information in the electronic files you
create: trade secrets, personal notes, company memos, or even your
grandmother’s famous cookie recipe.
Luckily, you can tap into some of Windows 98’s features to prevent people on your network from accessing your confidential files. Depending on how your system is set up, your network administrator might control some security features, but others can be set up by the local user: you. We’ll look at the different types of security you can add to your system. After you look at the options, you’ll be in a better position to choose the best mix for your situation.