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Lee Roberts
19-11-2008, 12:18 AM
What should you consider when you think about the security of your home network? Understand the essentials.
Link: Home network security overview (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/overview.mspx)

Get started with a line of defense between your computer and those who might try to connect to it without your permission.
Link: Using Windows Firewall (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/winfirewall.mspx)

Having a wireless network in your home is a great convenience for you, but you don't want it to be convenient for hackers. Learn the best practices for securing yours.
Link: How to secure your wireless home network with Windows XP (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/wireless.mspx)

Set permissions so that people can share folders and files on your network.
How to set permissions for folders and files (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/permissions.mspx)

Help to keep unauthorized people and software—such as hackers, viruses, and worms—from connecting to your computer.
Protect your network from viruses and malicious software (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/protect.mspx)

Make sure your computer always has the latest high-priority updates from Microsoft, including security updates that can help to protect it.
Keep your system up-to-date (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/update.mspx)