Security refers to techniques for ensuring that data
stored in a computer cannot be read or compromised
by any individuals without authorization. Most security
measures involve data encryption and passwords. New
threats that are on the rise are aggressive viruses,
intellignet spyware and increased phishing.
Keeping your PC free of the ever growing variety of
internet pests is getting tougher by the day. The only
sure thing is to never surf the web, or read any email,
from anyone but, internet celibacy is nearly pointless.
I don't know of anyone who bought a computer with the
intention that it would never be on the net. Almost
everyone has, or will have high speed internet access.
Broadband internet means quick access to the things
you want as well as sites that you don't want.
The programmers who write popups, spyware, sdware,
and virus's are getting more and more clever every day.
Preventing infections is almost impossible, and cleaning them
used to be much easier. A recent trend of infections is
known as 'root kits'; these root kits are devious by nature
and can be extremely hard to remove.