I hope this chapter has helped you learn how to practice safe computing. Using your wireless laptop is no more perilous than the other aspects of life itself if you follow the suggestions in this chapter.

Here are the key points to remember from this chapter:

  • Protection from security problems is a mindset that requires awareness and alertness.

  • Social engineering is the biggest security threat.

  • Physical theft of laptops is a big problem, but some devices can help with locking down your equipment.

  • You can enhance your safety by password protecting your computer and disabling sharing.

  • If you need to access your home network from a public hotspot, setting up a VPN can enhance security.

  • You should run antivirus and personal firewall protection on mobile computers equipped with Wi-Fi.

Anywhere Computing with Laptops. Making Mobile Easier
Anywhere Computing with Laptops. Making Mobile Easier
ISBN: 789733277
Year: 2004
Pages: 204 © 2008-2017.
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