If you’re interested in checking out a solid overview of PC security best practices and tips, our friends over at MakeUseOf.com have released another free book in their computer-oriented eBook series.
The fifty-page ebook HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security covers a variety of topics including types of malware, operating systems and their inherent vulnerabilities, security best practices, tools for protecting your PC, the importance of security prep and backups, and recovering from malware attacks. It’s a nice and compact text, perfect for brushing up on security best practices for your own machine or sending to friends and relatives that could use a little after-school tutoring on keeping their computer secure and out of trouble.
The best tip from the book? The overall message to be cautious and be preemptive in your security efforts is a great meta-tip to take away. Up-to-date definition files and a healthy sense of random links and emails attachments goes a long, long way towards staying safe.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 03/7/11