Matt De Bernardo: Spam and PC Security Guide

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Welcome to my Spam and PC Security web site!

Alas, MOST of this site is still under construction, as I have to re-write a lot of it. I can't believe it's been 7 years already! Listed below are ALL of the topics that will eventually appear on here. SOME are already live and updated!

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General Introduction


This is a report I wrote on spam, broken down into seperate pages for each subject heading. I recommend starting at "What is Spam?"

Introduction and Scope
What Is Spam?
Why Is Spam a Problem?
How Do Spammers Do Their Dirty Work? Coming Soon Logo
How Can I Report Spam?
Prevention is Better Than Cure
Fishing for Phishing
New Trends - SPIM, Pishing...Oh My!
Spam Legislation

PC Security


This is a report I wrote on computer security, broken down into seperate pages for each subject heading. I recommend starting at "Why Should I Secure My PC?"

Scope of this Section
Why Should I Secure my Computer?
Software Part One - A Firewall
Software Part Two - Anti-Virus
Software Part Three - Anti-Spyware
Software Part Four - Windows Update / Microsoft Update
Annendum - Windows XP
Good Security Practices

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