Get the MakeUseOf eBook Guide to Hacker Proofing Your PC

By Jason Fitzpatrick on March 7th, 2011

If you’re interested in checking out a solid overview of PC security best practices and tips, our friends over at 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.

HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security [Direct Link via MakeUseOf]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/7/11
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