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Client-side Security

Because the Internet is a network of networks, when working on the Internet, we are connected to millions of computers throughout the world. This causes a problem, because not everyone in the world is as friendly as you are. So we have to install:

  • firewalls to filter out unwanted traffic and hackers;
  • anti-virus programs to stop viruses destroying our computers or stealing personal information;
  • pop-up blockers and adware programs to stop annoying advertisements;
  • anti-spyware to stop people spying on our activities;
  • spam filters to filter our e-mail;
  • security patches and hot fixes to fix security holes in our operating system.

The list keeps growing!

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