Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 1st May 2008 01:55 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Security consultant Howard Fosdick has contributed the latest entry in the 2008 OSNews Article Contest: a highly detailed examination of security and privacy on the Windows platform, and how to use free software tools and a little knowledge to protect your privacy online.
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by stabbyjones on Thu 1st May 2008 04:53 UTC
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Not too much anyone who's worked with windows shouldn't already know. For the less than capable user there are a few things that you must do when you build a pc for them.

Install an application based firewall in the background

block any network access to IE, windows messenger, outlook express and then install live messenger and block that too.

with a few more things mentioned in the article a pc that'd would have to be formatted every other week becomes set and forget.

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