Computer viruses—just the thought of your trusty PC catchingone is probably enough to make you sick. Thanks to thecyber-sickies who persist in coming up with new strains,there’s a major new cyberattack nearly every day. Virusessneak in, usually through e-mail. Fortunately, there are ways to inoculate and protect yourcomputer. Computer Viruses For Dummies helps you: Understand the risks and analyze your PC’s currentcondition Select, install, and configure antivirus software Scan your computer and e-mail Rid your computer of viruses it’s already caught Update antivirus software and install security patches Use firewalls and spyware blockers Protect handheld PDAs from viruses Adopt safe computing practices, especially with e-mail and whenyou’re surfing the Net Written by Peter H. Gregory, coauthor of CISSP ForDummies and Security + For Dummies, Computer VirusesFor Dummies goes beyond viruses to explain other nasty computerinfections like Trojan horses, HiJackers, worms, phishing scams,spyware, and hoaxes. It also profiles major antivirus software tohelp you choose the best program(s) for your needs. Remember, if you don’t protect your computer, not only doyou risk having your computer infiltrated and your datacontaminated, you risk unknowingly transmitting a virus, worm, orother foul computer germ to everybody in your address book! Thisguide will help you properly immunize your PC with antivirussoftware now and install updates and security patches that are likebooster shots to keep your software protected against newviruses.
The 1980's saw the advent of widespread (and potentially damaging) computer virus infection of both personal computer and mainframe systems. The computer security field has been comparatively slow to react to this emerging situation. It is only over the last two years that a significant body of knowledge on the operation, likely evolution and prevention of computer viruses has developed. A Pathology of Computer Viruses gives a detailed overview of the history of the computer virus and an in-depth technical review of the principles of computer virus and worm operation under DOS, Mac, UNIX and DEC operating systems. David Ferbrache considers the possible extension of the threat to the mainframe systems environment and suggests how the threat can be effectively combatted using an antiviral management plan. The author addresses the latest developments in "stealth" virus operations, specifically the trend for virus authors to adopt extensive camouflage and concealment techniques, which allow viruses to evade both existing anti-viral software and to avoid detection by direct observation of machine behaviour. A Pathology of Computer Viruses addresses a distinct need - that of the computer specialist and professional who needs a source reference work detailing all aspects of the computer virus threat.
Our Internet-connected society increasingly relies on computers. As a result, attacks on computers from malicious software have never been a bigger concern. Computer Viruses and Malware draws together hundreds of sources to provide an unprecedented view of malicious software and its countermeasures. This book discusses both the technical and human factors involved in computer viruses, worms, and anti-virus software. It also looks at the application of malicious software to computer crime and information warfare. Computer Viruses and Malware is designed for a professional audience composed of researchers and practitioners in industry. This book is also suitable as a secondary text for advanced-level students in computer science.
Digital Contagions is the first book to offer a comprehensive and critical analysis of the culture and history of the computer virus phenomenon. The book maps the anomalies of network culture from the angles of security concerns, the biopolitics of digital systems, and the aspirations for artificial life in software. The genealogy of network culture is approached from the standpoint of accidents that are endemic to the digital media ecology. Viruses, worms, and other software objects are not, then, seen merely from the perspective of anti-virus research or practical security concerns, but as cultural and historical expressions that traverse a non-linear field from fiction to technical media, from net art to politics of software. Jussi Parikka mobilizes an extensive array of source materials and intertwines them with an inventive new materialist cultural analysis. Digital Contagions draws from the cultural theories of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Friedrich Kittler, and Paul Virilio, among others, and offers novel insights into historical media analysis.
Discusses the different types of computer viruses and how they work, recommends preventive measures to take and those to avoid and suggests ways to handle a virus once it occurs, and provides information on a variety of anti-virus programs
What Can be Done to Reduce the Threats Posed by Computer Viruses and Worms to the Workings of Government Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations of the Committee on Government Reform House of Representatives One Hundred Seventh Congress First Session August 29 2001
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations