Internet Hygiene

Lecture Notes 7/6/2005

How to keep your system safe from intruders and malware by using a firewall, antivirus software and other malware scanners.

Why does malware exist?

Data Theft

Data theft - Passwords

Data theft - Passwords

Data Theft

Computer Resources Theft

Modern Malware

Protecting your email address

Protecting others' email addresses

If you need to send an email to several people who have no other connection, use BCC (Blind Copy) instead of To. Then their addresses won't propagate to other people's address books.

The net is a dangerous place


Malware Scanners

Recommended Malware Scanners

Keep Things Up to Date


Recommended Software