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Think there's no malicious software on your computer? PC Magazine thinks you should think again.
Scans by ISPs have revealed as many as twenty-eight spyware programs running on the average home computer–like yours. That's a lot of people prying into what's on your PC, and a DSL or cable connection is a virtual welcome mat. But by following Ed Tittel's advice, you can learn how invasions occur, spot an infestation, repair damage that's already done, and slam the door on those who want to hijack your PC–along with your wallet.
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Essential reading for launching a career in computer forensics
Internet crime is on the rise, catapulting the need for computer forensics specialists. This new edition presents you with a completely updated overview of the basic skills that are required as a computer forensics professional. The author team of technology security veterans introduces the latest software and tools that exist and they review the available certifications in this growing segment of IT that can help take your career to a new level. A variety of real-world practices take you behind the scenes to look at the root causes of security attacks and provides you with a unique perspective as you launch a career in this fast-growing field.Explores the profession of computer forensics, which is more in demand than ever due to the rise of Internet crimeDetails the ways to conduct a computer forensics investigationHighlights tips and techniques for finding hidden data, capturing images, documenting your case, and presenting evidence in court as an expert witnessWalks you through identifying, collecting, and preserving computer evidenceExplains how to understand encryption and examine encryption files
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