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2006.08.18 Daily Security Reading

by on Aug.18, 2006, under Security

Five Firewalls For Your Desktop PC

It's amazing to think there was once a time when the idea of a firewall for one's desktop computer was thought of as overkill, if not downright ridiculous. Now it's practically mandatory — not just to protect your computer from outside threats, but to keep Trojans and e-mail viruses from hijacking your system from within.

EFF: How To Keep Your Search History Private

How can you help prevent damaging privacy invasions like AOL's data leak? Along with spreading the word about this debacle, you can take steps to protect yourself online. Beneath the fold, we've listed some tips and tools that will help keep your search history private. 

Microsoft August 2006 Patches

12 Microsoft Security Bulletins for August 2006.

Bot spreads using latest Windows flaw

Security firms advise companies and home users to patch their Windows systems after detecting a bot program using a recently fixed flaw to compromise computers.

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