Measures To Protect Your PC
You hear the news nearly every day: information has been stolen, malicious
programs have been installed, and another computer’s security has been
compromised. The recent DDoS (distributed denial of service—an attack on a
network computer that renders it unusable by deluging it with more requests than
it can handle) attacks on various ISPs (Internet service providers) were
launched by programs installed in secret on multiple computers, launched on the
command of one person. After the attacks, users were left wondering if there’s
anything to do to prevent them.
Because we rely on technology for things that were unimaginable even a few years ago, we’re shocked to hear a computer’s security has been breached. However, while most users can run e-mail and word processing programs and play games, how many of us actually secure the access to our computers, much less the files on it? With a little time and effort, you can secure your computer pretty well. It may not fend off a determined intruder, but it will keep all but the most savvy computer users from accessing private files. We’ll discuss how to secure a PC running Windows 95/98 (Win9x) PC.