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Author Weiss, Aaron
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Quite a few years ago I wrote a book about protecting yourself on the Internet. The book was aimed at the first wave of mainstream users to hit the global network, as traffic spread beyond the scientific and academic communities. In it, I argued a "reasonable precautions" thesis of home---in essence, the Internet was like a house, and so long as you locked your windows and doors, you'd probably be fine. There was a lot of hyped paranoia at the time, much of it sensational. Stronger defenses, I felt, were only necessary if you had reason to become a target, because of who you were, where you were, or what you had.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal netWorker (NTWK)
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 4


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Source: ACM Digital Library