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These series address the technical aspects of the
technology involved in Internet Security, and how the
different problems are solved. More specifically:
Web Surfing: What security risks am I exposed to when I surf on the Internet? Are my files safe? Can my private information be exposed? Can I trust information on the Internet?
Copying files: Is it safe to copy software from the Internet and is it legal? What are "plug-ins" and what can happen when I click "yes" to install them?
E-commerce: Is it safe to use my credit card on the Internet? What are the risks and what precautions can I take?
Viruses: What is a virus? What should I do when I receive a virus warning? How do I know if my computer is infected? How do I know if it is safe to open an attachment? Why do I need to run anti-virus software
and what does it do?
SPAM e-mail: What is SPAM? Why do I receive so many unwanted e-mails? What can be done to prevent them?
Passwords: How are passwords discovered and how can I best protect mine?
Security Rules: What are CERN's security rules? What are my obligations and how can I be sure I am following them? Where can I get more information?
Security risks: What types of incidents are common on the Internet and
specifically at CERN?
Technology Jargon: What is a firewall, intrusion detection ... ?