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Protecting Your Home Computer


Your home computer is a popular target for intruders. Why? Because intruders want what you've stored there. They look for credit card numbers, bank account information, and anything else they can find. But it's not just money-related information they're after. Intruders also want your computer's resources, meaning your hard disk space, your fast processor, and your Internet connection. They use these resources to attack other computers on the Internet, or, they can disrupt your home computer's ability to perform as intended.

Don't assume that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will offer all the protections you need against home computer invasion.

The City of Seattle's Office of Information Security provides a series of training classes to help our employees and members of our community learn how to protect their home computers. If you are interested in having us come speak to you community group, please contact us at our email address. The slides we use in our presentations are available for you here:

The following are some important information and more useful links that should assist you in securing your home computer.

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Last Updated: November 8, 2011