Protecting Your Personal Computer Against Hackers and Malicious Codes
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Overview: Broadband communication, or high speed dedicated connections to the Internet, allows the computer to be ""always"" connected to the Internet, which significantly increases the risk of an attack. A study also found that more than 53 percent of Americans hold themselves most responsible for protecting themselves from cyber crime, instilling less trust in security companies, law enforcement agencies and Websites. This paper proposes to provide one with enough information to implement technical controls on the computer to defend against hackers using malicious programs by creating safeguards that protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data and information.