Bibliography for Chapter 3 – Make It Safe At Home

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Secure physical documents and devices3.3 Know your malware

3.4 Implement anti-virus scanning

3.5 Implement a backup strategy for your systems and data

3.6 Use firewalls to keep intruders out

3.7 Lock down your home network

3.8 Filter undesirable Internet content with a HOSTS file

3.9 Choose your DNS provider

3.10 Make your system less vulnerable

3.11 Get smart about passwords


  1. Perlroth, Nicole. “How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away.” New York Times. 7 Nov. 2012. Web. <>.
  2. Pogue, David. “Remember All Those Passwords? No Need.” New York TImes. 5 June 2013. <>.

3.12 Use encryption

3.13 Protect wired and wireless ports on your computer

3.14 Keep your software up-to-date

3.15 Keep your system clean and running smoothly

3.16 Select browser(s) and security add-ons

3.17 Take care where you get your apps

3.18 Use Two-Factor Authentication for logins

3.19 Use a Virtual Keyboard for improved login security